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zabbix_screen - Zabbix screen creates/updates/deletes

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to create, modify and delete Zabbix screens and associated graph data.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • zabbix-api

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
http_login_password
(added in 2.1)
Basic Auth password
http_login_user
(added in 2.1)
Basic Auth login
login_password
required
Zabbix user password.
login_user
required
Zabbix user name.
screens
required
List of screens to be created/updated/deleted(see example).
If the screen(s) already been added, the screen(s) name won't be updated.
When creating or updating screen(s), screen_name, host_group are required.
When deleting screen(s), the screen_name is required.
The available states are: present (default) and absent. If the screen(s) already exists, and the state is not absent, the screen(s) will just be updated as needed.
server_url
required
URL of Zabbix server, with protocol (http or https). url is an alias for server_url.

aliases: url
timeout Default:
10
The timeout of API request (seconds).
validate_certs
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If set to False, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • Too many concurrent updates to the same screen may cause Zabbix to return errors, see examples for a workaround if needed.

Examples

# Create/update a screen.
- name: Create a new screen or update an existing screen's items
  local_action:
    module: zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen1
        host_group: Example group1
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100

# Create/update multi-screen
- name: Create two of new screens or update the existing screens' items
  local_action:
    module: zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen1
        host_group: Example group1
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen2
        host_group: Example group2
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100

# Limit the Zabbix screen creations to one host since Zabbix can return an error when doing concurrent updates
- name: Create a new screen or update an existing screen's items
  local_action:
    module: zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    state: present
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen
        host_group: Example group
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100
  when: inventory_hostname==groups['group_name'][0]

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

  • (@cove)
  • Tony Minfei Ding
  • Harrison Gu (@harrisongu)

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