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

Note

This module is part of the awx.awx collection (version 21.8.0).

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

Comments

children

aliases: groups

list / elements=string

List of groups that should be nested inside in this group.

controller_config_file

aliases: tower_config_file

path

Path to the controller config file.

If provided, the other locations for config files will not be considered.

controller_host

aliases: tower_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

controller_oauthtoken

aliases: tower_oauthtoken

any

added in awx.awx 3.7.0

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

controller_password

aliases: tower_password

string

Password for your controller instance.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_PASSWORD and then config files

controller_username

aliases: tower_username

string

Username for your controller instance.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_USERNAME and then config files

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

aliases: preserve_existing_groups

boolean

Provide option (False by default) to preserves existing children in an existing group.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

preserve_existing_hosts

boolean

Provide option (False by default) to preserves existing hosts in an existing group.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

Desired state of the resource.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

validate_certs

aliases: tower_verify_ssl

boolean

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

Choices:

  • false

  • true

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)