community.general.circonus_annotation – create an annotation in circonus

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.6.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.circonus_annotation.

Synopsis

  • Create an annotation event with a given category, title and description. Optionally start, end or durations can be provided

Requirements

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

  • requests (either >= 2.0.0 for Python 3, or >= 1.0.0 for Python 2)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_key
string / required
Circonus API key
category
string / required
Annotation Category
description
string / required
Description of annotation
duration
integer
Default:
0
Duration in seconds of annotation
start
integer
Unix timestamp of event start
If not specified, it defaults to now.
stop
integer
Unix timestamp of event end
If not specified, it defaults to now + duration.
title
string / required
Title of annotation

Notes

Note

  • Check mode isn’t supported.

Examples

- name: Create a simple annotation event with a source, defaults to start and end time of now
  community.general.circonus_annotation:
    api_key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    title: App Config Change
    description: This is a detailed description of the config change
    category: This category groups like annotations

- name: Create an annotation with a duration of 5 minutes and a default start time of now
  community.general.circonus_annotation:
    api_key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    title: App Config Change
    description: This is a detailed description of the config change
    category: This category groups like annotations
    duration: 300

- name: Create an annotation with a start_time and end_time
  community.general.circonus_annotation:
    api_key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    title: App Config Change
    description: This is a detailed description of the config change
    category: This category groups like annotations
    start_time: 1395940006
    end_time: 1395954407

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
annotation
complex
success
details about the created annotation

 
_cid
string
success
annotation identifier

Sample:
/annotation/100000
 
_created
integer
success
creation timestamp

Sample:
1502236928
 
_last_modified
integer
success
last modification timestamp

Sample:
1502236928
 
_last_modified_by
string
success
last modified by

Sample:
/user/1000
 
category
string
success
category of the created annotation

Sample:
alerts
 
description
string
success
description of the created annotation

Sample:
Host is down.
 
rel_metrics
list / elements=string
success
Array of metrics related to this annotation, each metrics is a string.

Sample:
['54321_kbps']
 
start
integer
success
timestamp, since annotation applies

Sample:
Host is down.
 
stop
string
success
timestamp, since annotation ends

Sample:
Host is down.
 
title
string
success
title of the created annotation

Sample:
WARNING


Authors

  • Nick Harring (@NickatEpic)