community.general.influxdb_write – Write data points into InfluxDB

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

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 Choices/Defaults 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
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
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.
ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Use https instead of http to connect to InfluxDB server.
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

- 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)