community.general.loganalytics callback – Posts task results to Azure Log Analytics


This callback plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 9.1.0).

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 callback plugin, see Requirements for details.

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

New in community.general 2.4.0

Callback plugin

This plugin is a notification callback. It sends information for a playbook run to other applications, services, or systems. See Callback plugins for more information on callback plugins.


  • This callback plugin will post task results in JSON formatted to an Azure Log Analytics workspace.

  • Credits to authors of splunk callback plugin.


The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this callback.

  • Whitelisting this callback plugin.

  • An Azure log analytics work space has been established.





string / required

Shared key to connect to Azure log analytics workspace.



string / required

Workspace ID of the Azure log analytics workspace.


  • INI entry:

    workspace_id = VALUE
  • Environment variable: WORKSPACE_ID


examples: |
  Whitelist the plugin in ansible.cfg:
    callback_whitelist = community.general.loganalytics
  Set the environment variable:
    export WORKSPACE_ID=01234567-0123-0123-0123-01234567890a
    export WORKSPACE_SHARED_KEY=dZD0kCbKl3ehZG6LHFMuhtE0yHiFCmetzFMc2u+roXIUQuatqU924SsAAAAPemhjbGlAemhjbGktTUJQAQIDBA==
  Or configure the plugin in ansible.cfg in the callback_loganalytics block:
    workspace_id = 01234567-0123-0123-0123-01234567890a
    shared_key = dZD0kCbKl3ehZG6LHFMuhtE0yHiFCmetzFMc2u+roXIUQuatqU924SsAAAAPemhjbGlAemhjbGktTUJQAQIDBA==


  • Cyrus Li (@zhcli)


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.