community.general.influxdb_database – Manage InfluxDB databases

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).

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.influxdb_database.

Synopsis

  • Manage InfluxDB databases.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • influxdb >= 0.9

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
database_name
string / required
Name of the database.
hostname
string
Default:
"localhost"
The hostname or IP address on which InfluxDB server is listening.
Since Ansible 2.5, defaulted to localhost.
password
string
Default:
"root"
Password that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.
Alias login_password added in Ansible 2.5.

aliases: login_password
path
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The path on which InfluxDB server is accessible
Only available when using python-influxdb >= 5.1.0
port
integer
Default:
8086
The port on which InfluxDB server is listening
proxies
dictionary
HTTP(S) proxy to use for Requests to connect to InfluxDB server.
retries
integer
Default:
3
Number of retries client will try before aborting.
0 indicates try until success.
Only available when using python-influxdb >= 4.1.0
ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use https instead of http to connect to InfluxDB server.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Determines if the database should be created or destroyed.
timeout
integer
Number of seconds Requests will wait for client to establish a connection.
udp_port
integer
Default:
4444
UDP port to connect to InfluxDB server.
use_udp
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use UDP to connect to InfluxDB server.
username
string
Default:
"root"
Username that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.
Alias login_username added in Ansible 2.5.

aliases: login_username
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Examples

# Example influxdb_database command from Ansible Playbooks
- name: Create database
  community.general.influxdb_database:
      hostname: "{{influxdb_ip_address}}"
      database_name: "{{influxdb_database_name}}"

- name: Destroy database
  community.general.influxdb_database:
      hostname: "{{influxdb_ip_address}}"
      database_name: "{{influxdb_database_name}}"
      state: absent

- name: Create database using custom credentials
  community.general.influxdb_database:
      hostname: "{{influxdb_ip_address}}"
      username: "{{influxdb_username}}"
      password: "{{influxdb_password}}"
      database_name: "{{influxdb_database_name}}"
      ssl: yes
      validate_certs: yes

Authors

  • Kamil Szczygiel (@kamsz)