community.general.gitlab_runners inventory – Ansible dynamic inventory plugin for GitLab runners.

Note

This inventory plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • Reads inventories from the GitLab API.

  • Uses a YAML configuration file gitlab_runners.[yml|yaml].

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this inventory.

  • python >= 2.7

  • python-gitlab > 1.8.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_token

aliases: private_token, access_token

string

GitLab token for logging in.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: GITLAB_API_TOKEN

    added in 1.0.0 of community.general

compose

dictionary

Create vars from jinja2 expressions.

Default: {}

filter

string

filter runners from GitLab API

Choices:

  • active

  • paused

  • online

  • specific

  • shared

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: GITLAB_FILTER

    added in 1.0.0 of community.general

groups

dictionary

Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.

Default: {}

keyed_groups

list / elements=dictionary

Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.

Default: []

default_value

string

added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin

The default value when the host variable’s value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with trailing_separator.

key

string

The key from input dictionary used to generate groups

parent_group

string

parent group for keyed group

prefix

string

A keyed group name will start with this prefix

Default: “”

separator

string

separator used to build the keyed group name

Default: “_”

trailing_separator

boolean

added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin

Set this option to False to omit the separator after the host variable when the value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with default_value.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

leading_separator

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.

By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.

This is because the default prefix is “” and the default separator is “_”.

Set this option to False to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.

If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.

To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

plugin

string / required

The name of this plugin, it should always be set to ‘gitlab_runners’ for this plugin to recognize it as it’s own.

Choices:

  • gitlab_runners

  • community.general.gitlab_runners

server_url

string / required

The URL of the GitLab server, with protocol (i.e. http or https).

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: GITLAB_SERVER_URL

    added in 1.0.0 of community.general

strict

boolean

If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.

Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

use_extra_vars

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [inventory_plugins]
    use_extra_vars = no
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_USE_EXTRA_VARS

verbose_output

boolean

Toggle to (not) include all available nodes metadata

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

# gitlab_runners.yml
plugin: community.general.gitlab_runners
host: https://gitlab.com

# Example using constructed features to create groups and set ansible_host
plugin: community.general.gitlab_runners
host: https://gitlab.com
strict: False
keyed_groups:
  # add e.g. amd64 hosts to an arch_amd64 group
  - prefix: arch
    key: 'architecture'
  # add e.g. linux hosts to an os_linux group
  - prefix: os
    key: 'platform'
  # create a group per runner tag
  # e.g. a runner tagged w/ "production" ends up in group "label_production"
  # hint: labels containing special characters will be converted to safe names
  - key: 'tag_list'
    prefix: tag

Authors

  • Stefan Heitmüller (@morph027)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.