community.general.rax_mon_check module – Create or delete a Rackspace Cloud Monitoring check for an existing entity.

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.1.0).

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 module, see Requirements for details.

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

DEPRECATED

Removed in:

version 9.0.0

Why:

This module relies on the deprecated package pyrax.

Alternative:

Use the Openstack modules instead.

Synopsis

  • Create or delete a Rackspace Cloud Monitoring check associated with an existing rax_mon_entity. A check is a specific test or measurement that is performed, possibly from different monitoring zones, on the systems you monitor. Rackspace monitoring module flow | rax_mon_entity -> *rax_mon_check* -> rax_mon_notification -> rax_mon_notification_plan -> rax_mon_alarm

Aliases: cloud.rackspace.rax_mon_check

Requirements

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

  • pyrax

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_key

aliases: password

string

Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

auth_endpoint

string

The URI of the authentication service.

If not specified will be set to https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/.

check_type

string / required

The type of check to create. remote. checks may be created on any rax_mon_entity. agent. checks may only be created on rax_mon_entities that have a non-null agent_id.

Choices for this option are:
  • remote.dns

  • remote.ftp-banner

  • remote.http

  • remote.imap-banner

  • remote.mssql-banner

  • remote.mysql-banner

  • remote.ping

  • remote.pop3-banner

  • remote.postgresql-banner

  • remote.smtp-banner

  • remote.smtp

  • remote.ssh

  • remote.tcp

  • remote.telnet-banner

  • agent.filesystem

  • agent.memory

  • agent.load_average

  • agent.cpu

  • agent.disk

  • agent.network

  • agent.plugin

credentials

aliases: creds_file

path

File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

details

dictionary

Additional details specific to the check type. Must be a hash of strings between 1 and 255 characters long, or an array or object containing 0 to 256 items.

Default: {}

disabled

boolean

If true, ensure the check is created, but don’t actually use it yet.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

entity_id

string / required

ID of the rax_mon_entity to target with this check.

env

string

identity_type

string

Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.

Default: "rackspace"

label

string / required

Defines a label for this check, between 1 and 64 characters long.

metadata

dictionary

Hash of arbitrary key-value pairs to accompany this check if it fires. Keys and values must be strings between 1 and 255 characters long.

Default: {}

monitoring_zones_poll

string

Comma-separated list of the names of the monitoring zones the check should run from. Available monitoring zones include mzdfw, mzhkg, mziad, mzlon, mzord and mzsyd. Required for remote.* checks; prohibited for agent.* checks.

period

integer

The number of seconds between each time the check is performed. Must be greater than the minimum period set on your account.

region

string

Region to create an instance in.

state

string

Ensure that a check with this label exists or does not exist.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

target_alias

string

One of target_alias and target_hostname is required for remote.* checks, but prohibited for agent.* checks. Use the corresponding key in the entity’s ip_addresses hash to resolve an IP address to target.

target_hostname

string

One of target_hostname and target_alias is required for remote.* checks, but prohibited for agent.* checks. The hostname this check should target. Must be a valid IPv4, IPv6, or FQDN.

tenant_id

string

The tenant ID used for authentication.

tenant_name

string

The tenant name used for authentication.

timeout

integer

The number of seconds this check will wait when attempting to collect results. Must be less than the period.

username

string

Rackspace username, overrides credentials.

validate_certs

aliases: verify_ssl

boolean

Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: none

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Notes

Note

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.

  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating.

  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file.

  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, …).

Examples

- name: Create a monitoring check
  gather_facts: false
  hosts: local
  connection: local
  tasks:
  - name: Associate a check with an existing entity.
    community.general.rax_mon_check:
      credentials: ~/.rax_pub
      state: present
      entity_id: "{{ the_entity['entity']['id'] }}"
      label: the_check
      check_type: remote.ping
      monitoring_zones_poll: mziad,mzord,mzdfw
      details:
        count: 10
      meta:
        hurf: durf
    register: the_check

Status

  • This module will be removed in version 9.0.0. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ash Wilson (@smashwilson)