community.general.xen_orchestra inventory – Xen Orchestra inventory source

Note

This inventory plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 9.1.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this inventory plugin, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.xen_orchestra.

New in community.general 4.1.0

Synopsis

  • Get inventory hosts from a Xen Orchestra deployment.

  • Uses a configuration file as an inventory source, it must end in .xen_orchestra.yml or .xen_orchestra.yaml.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this inventory.

  • websocket-client >= 1.0.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_host

string

API host to XOA API.

If the value is not specified in the inventory configuration, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_XO_HOST will be used instead.

Configuration:

cache

boolean

Toggle to enable/disable the caching of the inventory’s source data, requires a cache plugin setup to work.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Configuration:

cache_connection

string

Cache connection data or path, read cache plugin documentation for specifics.

Configuration:

cache_plugin

string

Cache plugin to use for the inventory’s source data.

Default: "memory"

Configuration:

cache_prefix

string

Prefix to use for cache plugin files/tables.

Default: "ansible_inventory_"

Configuration:

cache_timeout

integer

Cache duration in seconds.

Default: 3600

Configuration:

compose

dictionary

Create vars from jinja2 expressions.

Default: {}

groups

dictionary

Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.

Default: {}

keyed_groups

list / elements=dictionary

Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.

Default: []

default_value

string

added in ansible-core 2.12

The default value when the host variable’s value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with keyed_groups[].trailing_separator.

key

string

The key from input dictionary used to generate groups.

parent_group

string

parent group for keyed group.

prefix

string

A keyed group name will start with this prefix.

Default: ""

separator

string

separator used to build the keyed group name.

Default: "_"

trailing_separator

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.12

Set this option to false to omit the keyed_groups[].separator after the host variable when the value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with keyed_groups[].default_value.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

leading_separator

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.11

Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.

By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.

This is because the default prefix is "" and the default separator is "_".

Set this option to false to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.

If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.

To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

password

string / required

Xen Orchestra password.

If the value is not specified in the inventory configuration, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_XO_PASSWORD will be used instead.

Configuration:

plugin

string / required

The name of this plugin, it should always be set to community.general.xen_orchestra for this plugin to recognize it as its own.

Choices:

  • "community.general.xen_orchestra"

strict

boolean

If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.

Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

use_extra_vars

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.11

Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Configuration:

use_ssl

boolean

Use wss when connecting to the Xen Orchestra API

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

user

string / required

Xen Orchestra user.

If the value is not specified in the inventory configuration, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_XO_USER will be used instead.

Configuration:

validate_certs

boolean

Verify TLS certificate if using HTTPS.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Examples

# file must be named xen_orchestra.yaml or xen_orchestra.yml
plugin: community.general.xen_orchestra
api_host: 192.168.1.255
user: xo
password: xo_pwd
validate_certs: true
use_ssl: true
groups:
    kube_nodes: "'kube_node' in tags"
compose:
    ansible_port: 2222

Authors

  • Dom Del Nano (@ddelnano)

  • Samori Gorse (@shinuza)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.