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foreman – foreman inventory source

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Get inventory hosts from the foreman service.
  • Uses a configuration file as an inventory source, it must end in .foreman.yml or .foreman.yaml and has a plugin: foreman entry.

Requirements

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

  • requests >= 1.1

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ini entries:

[inventory]
cache = no

env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE
Toggle to enable/disable the caching of the inventory's source data, requires a cache plugin setup to work.
cache_connection
string
ini entries:

[defaults]
fact_caching_connection = VALUE

[inventory]
cache_connection = VALUE

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_CONNECTION
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_CONNECTION
Cache connection data or path, read cache plugin documentation for specifics.
cache_plugin
string
Default:
memory
ini entries:

[defaults]
fact_caching = memory

[inventory]
cache_plugin = memory

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN
Cache plugin to use for the inventory's source data.
cache_prefix
-
Default:
ansible_inventory_
ini entries:

[default]
fact_caching_prefix = ansible_inventory_

[inventory]
cache_prefix = ansible_inventory_

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX
Prefix to use for cache plugin files/tables
cache_timeout
integer
Default:
3600
ini entries:

[defaults]
fact_caching_timeout = 3600

[inventory]
cache_timeout = 3600

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_TIMEOUT
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_TIMEOUT
Cache duration in seconds
group_prefix
-
Default:
foreman_
prefix to apply to foreman groups
password
- / required
env:FOREMAN_PASSWORD
foreman authentication password
plugin
- / required
    Choices:
  • foreman
the name of this plugin, it should always be set to 'foreman' for this plugin to recognize it as it's own.
url
-
Default:
http://localhost:3000
env:FOREMAN_SERVER
url to foreman
user
- / required
env:FOREMAN_USER
foreman authentication user
validate_certs
boolean
Default:
no
verify SSL certificate if using https
vars_prefix
-
Default:
foreman_
prefix to apply to host variables, does not include facts nor params
want_facts
boolean
Default:
no
Toggle, if True the plugin will retrieve host facts from the server
want_params
boolean
Default:
no
Toggle, if true the inventory will retrieve 'all_parameters' information as host vars

Examples

# my.foreman.yml
plugin: foreman
url: http://localhost:2222
user: ansible-tester
password: secure
validate_certs: False

Status

Authors

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