community.general.cobbler – Cobbler inventory source

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • Get inventory hosts from the cobbler service.

  • Uses a configuration file as an inventory source, it must end in .cobbler.yml or .cobbler.yaml and has a plugin: cobbler entry.

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 = None

[inventory]
cache_connection = None

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_CONNECTION
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_CONNECTION
Cache connection data or path, read cache plugin documentation for specifics.
cache_fallback
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Fallback to cached results if connection to cobbler fails
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
string
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
exclude_profiles
list / elements=string
Default:
[]
Profiles to exclude from inventory
group
string
Default:
"cobbler"
Group to place all hosts into
group_by
list / elements=string
Default:
["mgmt_classes", "owners", "status"]
Keys to group hosts by
group_prefix
string
Default:
"cobbler_"
Prefix to apply to cobbler groups
password
string
env:COBBLER_PASSWORD
Cobbler authentication password
plugin
string / required
    Choices:
  • cobbler
  • community.general.cobbler
The name of this plugin, it should always be set to community.general.cobbler for this plugin to recognize it as it's own.
url
string
Default:
"http://cobbler/cobbler_api"
env:COBBLER_SERVER
URL to cobbler.
user
string
env:COBBLER_USER
Cobbler authentication user.
want_facts
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the plugin will retrieve host facts from the server

Examples

# my.cobbler.yml
plugin: community.general.cobbler
url: http://cobbler/cobbler_api
user: ansible-tester
password: secure

Authors

  • Orion Poplawski (@opoplawski)