community.general.icinga2 inventory – Icinga2 inventory source

Note

This inventory plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 5.6.0).

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.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.icinga2.

New in version 3.7.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • Get inventory hosts from the Icinga2 API.

  • Uses a configuration file as an inventory source, it must end in .icinga2.yml or .icinga2.yaml.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

compose

dictionary

added in 4.4.0 of community.general

Create vars from jinja2 expressions.

Default: {}

groups

dictionary

added in 4.4.0 of community.general

Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.

Default: {}

host_filter

string

An Icinga2 API valid host filter. Leave blank for no filtering

inventory_attr

string

added in 4.2.0 of community.general

Allows the override of the inventory name based on different attributes.

This allows for changing the way limits are used.

The current default, address, is sometimes not unique or present. We recommend to use name instead.

Choices:

  • name

  • display_name

  • address ← (default)

keyed_groups

list / elements=dictionary

added in 4.4.0 of community.general

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)

password

string / required

Password to query the API.

plugin

string / required

Name of the plugin.

Choices:

  • community.general.icinga2

strict

boolean

added in 4.4.0 of community.general

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

url

string / required

Root URL of Icinga2 API.

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

user

string / required

Username to query the API.

validate_certs

boolean

Enables or disables SSL certificate verification.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

# my.icinga2.yml
plugin: community.general.icinga2
url: http://localhost:5665
user: ansible
password: secure
host_filter: \"linux-servers\" in host.groups
validate_certs: false
inventory_attr: name
groups:
  # simple name matching
  webservers: inventory_hostname.startswith('web')

  # using icinga2 template
  databaseservers: "'db-template' in (icinga2_attributes.templates|list)"

compose:
  # set all icinga2 attributes to a host variable 'icinga2_attrs'
  icinga2_attrs: icinga2_attributes

  # set 'ansible_user' and 'ansible_port' from icinga2 host vars
  ansible_user: icinga2_attributes.vars.ansible_user
  ansible_port: icinga2_attributes.vars.ansible_port | default(22)

Authors

  • Cliff Hults (@BongoEADGC6)

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.