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influxdb_write – Write data points into InfluxDB

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Write data points into InfluxDB.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • influxdb >= 0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data_points
- / required
Data points as dict to write into the database.
database_name
- / required
Name of the database.
hostname
string
Default:
"localhost"
The hostname or IP address on which InfluxDB server is listening.
Since Ansible 2.5, defaulted to localhost.
password
string
Default:
"root"
Password that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.
Alias login_password added in Ansible 2.5.

aliases: login_password
port
integer
Default:
8086
The port on which InfluxDB server is listening
proxies
dictionary
added in 2.5
HTTP(S) proxy to use for Requests to connect to InfluxDB server.
retries
integer
added in 2.5
Default:
3
Number of retries client will try before aborting.
0 indicates try until success.
ssl
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Use https instead of http to connect to InfluxDB server.
timeout
integer
added in 2.5
Number of seconds Requests will wait for client to establish a connection.
udp_port
integer
added in 2.5
Default:
4444
UDP port to connect to InfluxDB server.
use_udp
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Use UDP to connect to InfluxDB server.
username
string
Default:
"root"
Username that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.
Alias login_username added in Ansible 2.5.

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

Examples

- name: Write points into database
  influxdb_write:
      hostname: "{{influxdb_ip_address}}"
      database_name: "{{influxdb_database_name}}"
      data_points:
        - measurement: connections
          tags:
            host: server01
            region: us-west
          time: "{{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}"
          fields:
            value: 2000
        - measurement: connections
          tags:
            host: server02
            region: us-east
          time: "{{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}"
          fields:
            value: 3000

Status

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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