community.general.facter module – Runs the discovery program facter on the remote system

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.4.0).

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 community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

Aliases: system.facter

Requirements

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

  • facter

  • ruby-json

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

arguments

list / elements=string

Specifies arguments for facter.

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: none

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

# Example command-line invocation
# ansible www.example.net -m facter

- name: Execute facter no arguments
  community.general.facter:

- name: Execute facter with arguments
  community.general.facter:
    arguments:
        - -p
        - system_uptime
        - timezone
        - is_virtual

Authors

  • Ansible Core Team

  • Michael DeHaan