ansible.builtin.service_facts – Return service state information as fact data

Note

This module is part of ansible-base and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name service_facts even without specifying the collections: keyword. Despite that, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the module documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have the same module name.

New in version 2.5: of ansible.builtin

Synopsis

  • Return service state information as fact data for various service management utilities

Requirements

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

  • Any of the following supported init systems: systemd, sysv, upstart

Notes

Note

  • When accessing the ansible_facts.services facts collected by this module, it is recommended to not use “dot notation” because services can have a - character in their name which would result in invalid “dot notation”, such as ansible_facts.services.zuul-gateway. It is instead recommended to using the string value of the service name as the key in order to obtain the fact data value like ansible_facts.services['zuul-gateway']

Examples

- name: Populate service facts
  service_facts:

- debug:
    var: ansible_facts.services

Returned Facts

Facts returned by this module are added/updated in the hostvars host facts and can be referenced by name just like any other host fact. They do not need to be registered in order to use them.

Fact Returned Description
services
complex / elements=string
always
States of the services with service name as key.

name
string / elements=string
always
Name of the service.

Sample:
arp-ethers.service
source
string / elements=string
always
Init system of the service.
One of systemd, sysv, upstart.

Sample:
sysv
state
string / elements=string
always
State of the service.
Either running, stopped, or unknown.

Sample:
running
status
string / elements=string
systemd systems or RedHat/SUSE flavored sysvinit/upstart
State of the service.
Either enabled, disabled, static, indirect or unknown.

Sample:
enabled


Authors

  • Adam Miller (@maxamillion)