community.general.redis – fetch data from Redis

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.2.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • This lookup returns a list of results from a Redis DB corresponding to a list of items given to it

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
string
list of keys to query
host
string
Default:
"127.0.0.1"
ini entries:

[lookup_redis]
host = 127.0.0.1

env:ANSIBLE_REDIS_HOST
location of Redis host
port
integer
Default:
6379
ini entries:

[lookup_redis]
port = 6379

env:ANSIBLE_REDIS_PORT
port on which Redis is listening on
socket
path
ini entries:

[lookup_redis]
socket = None

env:ANSIBLE_REDIS_SOCKET
path to socket on which to query Redis, this option overrides host and port options when set.

Examples

- name: query redis for somekey (default or configured settings used)
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.redis', 'somekey') }}"

- name: query redis for list of keys and non-default host and port
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.redis', item, host='myredis.internal.com', port=2121) }}"
  loop: '{{list_of_redis_keys}}'

- name: use list directly
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.redis', 'key1', 'key2', 'key3') }}"

- name: use list directly with a socket
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.redis', 'key1', 'key2', socket='/var/tmp/redis.sock') }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_raw
list / elements=string
success
value(s) stored in Redis



Authors

  • Jan-Piet Mens (@jpmens) <jpmens(at)gmail.com>

  • Ansible Core Team