community.general.sensu_check module – Manage Sensu checks

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • Manage the checks that should be run on a machine by Sensu.

  • Most options do not have a default and will not be added to the check definition unless specified.

  • All defaults except path, state, backup and metric are not managed by this module,

  • they are simply specified for your convenience.

Parameters

Parameter

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aggregate

boolean

Classifies the check as an aggregate check,

making it available via the aggregate API

Default is false.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

backup

boolean

Create a backup file (if yes), including the timestamp information so

you can get the original file back if you somehow clobbered it incorrectly.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

command

string

Path to the sensu check to run (not required when state=absent)

custom

dictionary

A hash/dictionary of custom parameters for mixing to the configuration.

You can’t rewrite others module parameters using this

dependencies

list / elements=string

Other checks this check depends on, if dependencies fail handling of this check will be disabled

handle

boolean

Whether the check should be handled or not

Default is false.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

handlers

list / elements=string

List of handlers to notify when the check fails

high_flap_threshold

integer

The high threshold for flap detection

interval

integer

Check interval in seconds

low_flap_threshold

integer

The low threshold for flap detection

metric

boolean

Whether the check is a metric

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

name

string / required

The name of the check

This is the key that is used to determine whether a check exists

occurrences

integer

Number of event occurrences before the handler should take action

If not specified, defaults to 1.

path

string

Path to the json file of the check to be added/removed.

Will be created if it does not exist (unless state=absent).

The parent folders need to exist when state=present, otherwise an error will be thrown

Default: "/etc/sensu/conf.d/checks.json"

publish

boolean

Whether the check should be scheduled at all.

You can still issue it via the sensu api

Default is false.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

refresh

integer

Number of seconds handlers should wait before taking second action

source

string

The check source, used to create a JIT Sensu client for an external resource (e.g. a network switch).

standalone

boolean

Whether the check should be scheduled by the sensu client or server

This option obviates the need for specifying the subscribers option

Default is false.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

state

string

Whether the check should be present or not

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

subdue_begin

string

When to disable handling of check failures

subdue_end

string

When to enable handling of check failures

subscribers

list / elements=string

List of subscribers/channels this check should run for

See sensu_subscribers to subscribe a machine to a channel

timeout

integer

Timeout for the check

If not specified, it defaults to 10.

ttl

integer

Time to live in seconds until the check is considered stale

Examples

# Fetch metrics about the CPU load every 60 seconds,
# the sensu server has a handler called 'relay' which forwards stats to graphite
- name: Get cpu metrics
  community.general.sensu_check:
    name: cpu_load
    command: /etc/sensu/plugins/system/cpu-mpstat-metrics.rb
    metric: true
    handlers: relay
    subscribers: common
    interval: 60

# Check whether nginx is running
- name: Check nginx process
  community.general.sensu_check:
    name: nginx_running
    command: /etc/sensu/plugins/processes/check-procs.rb -f /var/run/nginx.pid
    handlers: default
    subscribers: nginx
    interval: 60

# Stop monitoring the disk capacity.
# Note that the check will still show up in the sensu dashboard,
# to remove it completely you need to issue a DELETE request to the sensu api.
- name: Check disk
  community.general.sensu_check:
    name: check_disk_capacity
    state: absent

Authors

  • Anders Ingemann (@andsens)