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nios – Query Infoblox NIOS objects

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Uses the Infoblox WAPI API to fetch NIOS specified objects. This lookup supports adding additional keywords to filter the return data and specify the desired set of returned fields.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local master node that executes this lookup.

  • infoblox-client

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
- / required
The name of the object to return from NIOS
extattrs
-
a dict object that is used to filter on extattrs
filter
-
a dict object that is used to filter the return objects
provider
-
A dict object containing connection details.
host
- / required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote instance of NIOS WAPI over REST
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HOST environment variable.
http_request_timeout
-
Default:
10
The amount of time before to wait before receiving a response
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HTTP_REQUEST_TIMEOUT environment variable.
max_results
-
Default:
1000
Specifies the maximum number of objects to be returned, if set to a negative number the appliance will return an error when the number of returned objects would exceed the setting.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RESULTS environment variable.
max_retries
-
Default:
3
Configures the number of attempted retries before the connection is declared usable
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RETRIES environment variable.
password
-
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_PASSWORD environment variable.
ssl_verify
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Boolean value to enable or disable verifying SSL certificates
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_SSL_VERIFY environment variable.
username
-
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_USERNAME environment variable.
wapi_version
-
Default:
1.4
Specifies the version of WAPI to use
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_WAP_VERSION environment variable.
return_fields
-
The list of field names to return for the specified object.

Notes

Note

  • This module must be run locally, which can be achieved by specifying connection: local.
  • Please read the Infoblox Guide for more detailed information on how to use Infoblox with Ansible.

Examples

- name: fetch all networkview objects
  set_fact:
    networkviews: "{{ lookup('nios', 'networkview', provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

- name: fetch the default dns view
  set_fact:
    dns_views: "{{ lookup('nios', 'view', filter={'name': 'default'}, provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

# all of the examples below use credentials that are  set using env variables
# export INFOBLOX_HOST=nios01
# export INFOBLOX_USERNAME=admin
# export INFOBLOX_PASSWORD=admin

- name: fetch all host records and include extended attributes
  set_fact:
    host_records: "{{ lookup('nios', 'record:host', return_fields=['extattrs', 'name', 'view', 'comment']}) }}"


- name: use env variables to pass credentials
  set_fact:
    networkviews: "{{ lookup('nios', 'networkview') }}"

- name: get a host record
  set_fact:
    host: "{{ lookup('nios', 'record:host', filter={'name': 'hostname.ansible.com'}) }}"

- name: get the authoritative zone from a non default dns view
  set_fact:
    host: "{{ lookup('nios', 'zone_auth', filter={'fqdn': 'ansible.com', 'view': 'ansible-dns'}) }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
obj_type
complex
always
The object type specified in the terms argument

  obj_field
-



Status

Authors

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