community.general.rax_mon_entity – Create or delete a Rackspace Cloud Monitoring entity

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • Create or delete a Rackspace Cloud Monitoring entity, which represents a device to monitor. Entities associate checks and alarms with a target system and provide a convenient, centralized place to store IP addresses. Rackspace monitoring module flow | rax_mon_entity -> rax_mon_check -> rax_mon_notification -> rax_mon_notification_plan -> rax_mon_alarm

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • pyrax

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
agent_id
string
Rackspace monitoring agent on the target device to which this entity is bound. Necessary to collect agent. rax_mon_checks against this entity.
api_key
string
Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

aliases: password
auth_endpoint
string
The URI of the authentication service.
If not specified will be set to https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/
credentials
path
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
env
string
identity_type
string
Default:
"rackspace"
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
label
string / required
Defines a name for this entity. Must be a non-empty string between 1 and 255 characters long.
metadata
dictionary
Hash of arbitrary name, value pairs that are passed to associated rax_mon_alarms. Names and values must all be between 1 and 255 characters long.
named_ip_addresses
dictionary
Hash of IP addresses that may be referenced by name by rax_mon_checks added to this entity. Must be a dictionary of with keys that are names between 1 and 64 characters long, and values that are valid IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.
region
string
Region to create an instance in.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Ensure that an entity with this name exists or does not exist.
tenant_id
string
The tenant ID used for authentication.
tenant_name
string
The tenant name used for authentication.
username
string
Rackspace username, overrides credentials.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

aliases: verify_ssl

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: Entity example
  gather_facts: False
  hosts: local
  connection: local
  tasks:
  - name: Ensure an entity exists
    community.general.rax_mon_entity:
      credentials: ~/.rax_pub
      state: present
      label: my_entity
      named_ip_addresses:
        web_box: 192.0.2.4
        db_box: 192.0.2.5
      meta:
        hurf: durf
    register: the_entity

Authors

  • Ash Wilson (@smashwilson)