community.general.influxdb_write module – Write data points into InfluxDB

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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.influxdb_write.

Synopsis

  • Write data points into InfluxDB.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • influxdb >= 0.9

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

data_points

list / elements=dictionary / required

Data points as dict to write into the database.

database_name

string / required

Name of the database.

hostname

string

The hostname or IP address on which InfluxDB server is listening.

Since Ansible 2.5, defaulted to localhost.

Default: "localhost"

password

aliases: login_password

string

Password that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.

Alias login_password added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: "root"

path

string

added in community.general 0.2.0

The path on which InfluxDB server is accessible

Only available when using python-influxdb >= 5.1.0

Default: ""

port

integer

The port on which InfluxDB server is listening

Default: 8086

proxies

dictionary

HTTP(S) proxy to use for Requests to connect to InfluxDB server.

Default: {}

retries

integer

Number of retries client will try before aborting.

0 indicates try until success.

Only available when using python-influxdb >= 4.1.0

Default: 3

ssl

boolean

Use https instead of http to connect to InfluxDB server.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

timeout

integer

Number of seconds Requests will wait for client to establish a connection.

udp_port

integer

UDP port to connect to InfluxDB server.

Default: 4444

use_udp

boolean

Use UDP to connect to InfluxDB server.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

username

aliases: login_username

string

Username that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.

Alias login_username added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: "root"

validate_certs

boolean

If set to false, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to false used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Examples

- name: Write points into database
  community.general.influxdb_write:
      hostname: "{{influxdb_ip_address}}"
      database_name: "{{influxdb_database_name}}"
      data_points:
        - measurement: connections
          tags:
            host: server01
            region: us-west
          time: "{{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}"
          fields:
            value: 2000
        - measurement: connections
          tags:
            host: server02
            region: us-east
          time: "{{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}"
          fields:
            value: 3000

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)