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influxdb_write - Write data points into InfluxDB.

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Write data points into InfluxDB.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6
  • influxdb >= 0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data_points
required
Data points as dict to write into the database.
database_name
required
Name of the database.
hostname Default:
"localhost"
The hostname or IP address on which InfluxDB server is listening.
Since version 2.5, defaulted to localhost.
password Default:
"root"
Password that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.
Alias login_password added in version 2.5.

aliases: login_password
port Default:
8086
The port on which InfluxDB server is listening
proxies
(added in 2.5)
HTTP(S) proxy to use for Requests to connect to InfluxDB server.
retries
(added in 2.5)
Default:
3
Number of retries client will try before aborting.
0 indicates try until success.
ssl
(added in 2.5)
Use https instead of http to connect to InfluxDB server.
timeout
(added in 2.5)
Number of seconds Requests will wait for client to establish a connection.
udp_port
(added in 2.5)
Default:
4444
UDP port to connect to InfluxDB server.
use_udp
(added in 2.5)
Use UDP to connect to InfluxDB server.
username Default:
"root"
Username that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.
Alias login_username added in version 2.5.

aliases: login_username
validate_certs
(added in 2.5)
Default:
"yes"
If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Examples

- name: Write points into database
  influxdb_write:
      hostname: "{{influxdb_ip_address}}"
      database_name: "{{influxdb_database_name}}"
      data_points:
        - measurement: connections
          tags:
            host: server01
            region: us-west
          time: "{{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}"
          fields:
            value: 2000
        - measurement: connections
          tags:
            host: server02
            region: us-east
          time: "{{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}"
          fields:
            value: 3000

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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