awx.awx.group – create, update, or destroy Automation Platform Controller group.

Note

This plugin is part of the awx.awx collection (version 19.4.0).

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 awx.awx.

To use it in a playbook, specify: awx.awx.group.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
children
list / elements=string
List of groups that should be nested inside in this group.

aliases: groups
controller_config_file
path
Path to the controller config file.
If provided, the other locations for config files will not be considered.

aliases: tower_config_file
controller_host
string
URL to your Automation Platform Controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_HOST and then config files
If value not specified by any means, the value of 127.0.0.1 will be used

aliases: tower_host
controller_oauthtoken
raw
added in 3.7.0 of awx.awx
The OAuth token to use.
This value can be in one of two formats.
A string which is the token itself. (i.e. bqV5txm97wqJqtkxlMkhQz0pKhRMMX)
A dictionary structure as returned by the token module.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_OAUTH_TOKEN and then config files

aliases: tower_oauthtoken
controller_password
string
Password for your controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_PASSWORD and then config files

aliases: tower_password
controller_username
string
Username for your controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_USERNAME and then config files

aliases: tower_username
description
string
The description to use for the group.
hosts
list / elements=string
List of hosts that should be put in this group.
inventory
string / required
Inventory the group should be made a member of.
name
string / required
The name to use for the group.
new_name
string
A new name for this group (for renaming)
preserve_existing_children
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Provide option (False by default) to preserves existing children in an existing group.

aliases: preserve_existing_groups
preserve_existing_hosts
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Provide option (False by default) to preserves existing hosts in an existing group.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Desired state of the resource.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to allow insecure connections to AWX.
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_VERIFY_SSL and then config files

aliases: tower_verify_ssl
variables
dictionary
Variables to use for the group.

Notes

Note

  • If no config_file is provided we will attempt to use the tower-cli library defaults to find your host information.

  • config_file should be in the following format host=hostname username=username password=password

Examples

- name: Add group
  group:
    name: localhost
    description: "Local Host Group"
    inventory: "Local Inventory"
    state: present
    controller_config_file: "~/tower_cli.cfg"

- name: Add group
  group:
    name: Cities
    description: "Local Host Group"
    inventory: Default Inventory
    hosts:
      - fda
    children:
      - NewYork
    preserve_existing_hosts: True
    preserve_existing_children: True

Authors

  • Wayne Witzel III (@wwitzel3)