community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro module – Create/update/delete Zabbix host macros

Note

This module is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 3.0.0).

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.zabbix. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro.

Synopsis

  • manages Zabbix host macros, it can create, update or delete them.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.9

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

force

boolean

Only updates an existing macro if set to yes.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

host_name

string / required

Name of the host.

http_login_password

string

Basic Auth password

http_login_user

string

Basic Auth login

macro_description

string

Text Description of the global macro.

Default: ""

macro_name

string / required

Name of the host macro in zabbix native format {$MACRO} or simple format MACRO.

macro_type

string

Type of the host macro.

text (default)

Choices:

  • "text" ← (default)

  • "secret"

  • "vault"

macro_value

string

Value of the host macro.

Required if state=present.

state

string

State of the macro.

On present, it will create if macro does not exist or update the macro if the associated data is different.

On absent will remove a macro if it exists.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

Examples

# If you want to use Username and Password to be authenticated by Zabbix Server
- name: Set credentials to access Zabbix Server API
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    ansible_user: Admin
    ansible_httpapi_pass: zabbix

# If you want to use API token to be authenticated by Zabbix Server
# https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/en/manual/web_interface/frontend_sections/administration/general#api-tokens
- name: Set API token
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    ansible_zabbix_auth_key: 8ec0d52432c15c91fcafe9888500cf9a607f44091ab554dbee860f6b44fac895

- name: Create new host macro or update an existing macro's value
  # set task level variables as we change ansible_connection plugin here
  vars:
    ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
    ansible_connection: httpapi
    ansible_httpapi_port: 443
    ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: true
    ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
    ansible_zabbix_url_path: "zabbixeu"  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu
    ansible_host: zabbix-example-fqdn.org
  community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro:
    host_name: ExampleHost
    macro_name: EXAMPLE.MACRO
    macro_value: Example value
    macro_description: Example description
    state: present

# Values with curly brackets need to be quoted otherwise they will be interpreted as a dictionary
- name: Create new host macro in Zabbix native format
  # set task level variables as we change ansible_connection plugin here
  vars:
    ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
    ansible_connection: httpapi
    ansible_httpapi_port: 443
    ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: true
    ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
    ansible_zabbix_url_path: "zabbixeu"  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu
    ansible_host: zabbix-example-fqdn.org
  community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro:
    host_name: ExampleHost
    macro_name: "{$EXAMPLE.MACRO}"
    macro_value: Example value
    macro_description: Example description
    state: present

- name: Delete existing host macro
  # set task level variables as we change ansible_connection plugin here
  vars:
    ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
    ansible_connection: httpapi
    ansible_httpapi_port: 443
    ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: true
    ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
    ansible_zabbix_url_path: "zabbixeu"  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu
    ansible_host: zabbix-example-fqdn.org
  community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro:
    host_name: ExampleHost
    macro_name: "{$EXAMPLE.MACRO}"
    state: absent

Authors

  • Cove (@cove)

  • Dean Hailin Song