zabbix_group – Create/delete Zabbix host groups

Synopsis

  • Create host groups if they do not exist.
  • Delete existing host groups if they exist.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • zabbix-api

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
host_groups
- / required
List of host groups to create or delete.

aliases: host_group
http_login_password
string
added in 2.1
Basic Auth password
http_login_user
string / required
added in 2.1
Basic Auth login
login_password
string / required
Zabbix user password.
login_user
string / required
Zabbix user name.
server_url
string / required
URL of Zabbix server, with protocol (http or https). url is an alias for server_url.

aliases: url
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Create or delete host group.
timeout
integer
Default:
10
The timeout of API request (seconds).
validate_certs
boolean
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 group may cause Zabbix to return errors, see examples for a workaround if needed.

Examples

# Base create host groups example
- name: Create host groups
  local_action:
    module: zabbix_group
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    state: present
    host_groups:
      - Example group1
      - Example group2

# Limit the Zabbix group creations to one host since Zabbix can return an error when doing concurrent updates
- name: Create host groups
  local_action:
    module: zabbix_group
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    state: present
    host_groups:
      - Example group1
      - Example group2
  when: inventory_hostname==groups['group_name'][0]

Status

Authors

  • Cove (@cove)
  • Tony Minfei Ding (!UNKNOWN)
  • Harrison Gu (@harrisongu)

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