community.general.icinga2_host module – Manage a host in Icinga2

Note

This module 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.icinga2_host.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

check_command

string

The command used to check if the host is alive.

Default: “hostalive”

client_cert

path

PEM formatted certificate chain file to be used for SSL client authentication. This file can also include the key as well, and if the key is included, client_key is not required.

client_key

path

PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for SSL client authentication. If client_cert contains both the certificate and key, this option is not required.

display_name

string

The name used to display the host.

If not specified, it defaults to the value of the name parameter.

force

aliases: thirsty

boolean

If yes do not get a cached copy.

Alias thirsty has been deprecated and will be removed in 2.13.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

force_basic_auth

boolean

httplib2, the library used by the uri module only sends authentication information when a webservice responds to an initial request with a 401 status. Since some basic auth services do not properly send a 401, logins will fail. This option forces the sending of the Basic authentication header upon initial request.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

http_agent

string

Header to identify as, generally appears in web server logs.

Default: “ansible-httpget”

ip

string / required

The IP address of the host.

name

aliases: host

string / required

Name used to create / delete the host. This does not need to be the FQDN, but does needs to be unique.

state

string

Apply feature state.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

template

string

The template used to define the host.

Template cannot be modified after object creation.

url

string

HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP URL in the form (http|https|ftp)://[user[:pass]]@host.domain[:port]/path

url_password

string

The password for use in HTTP basic authentication.

If the url_username parameter is not specified, the url_password parameter will not be used.

url_username

string

The username for use in HTTP basic authentication.

This parameter can be used without url_password for sites that allow empty passwords.

use_gssapi

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Use GSSAPI to perform the authentication, typically this is for Kerberos or Kerberos through Negotiate authentication.

Requires the Python library gssapi to be installed.

Credentials for GSSAPI can be specified with url_username/url_password or with the GSSAPI env var KRB5CCNAME that specified a custom Kerberos credential cache.

NTLM authentication is not supported even if the GSSAPI mech for NTLM has been installed.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

variables

dictionary

Dictionary of variables.

zone

string

The zone from where this host should be polled.

Examples

- name: Add host to icinga
  community.general.icinga2_host:
    url: "https://icinga2.example.com"
    url_username: "ansible"
    url_password: "a_secret"
    state: present
    name: "{{ ansible_fqdn }}"
    ip: "{{ ansible_default_ipv4.address }}"
    variables:
      foo: "bar"
  delegate_to: 127.0.0.1

Return Values

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

Key

Description

data

dictionary

The data structure used for create, modify or delete of the host

Returned: always

name

string

The name used to create, modify or delete the host

Returned: always

Authors

  • Jurgen Brand (@t794104)