community.general.sensu_handler module – Manages Sensu handler configuration

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.1.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

command

string

The handler command to be executed.

The event data is passed to the process via STDIN.

NOTE: the command attribute is only required for Pipe handlers (i.e. handlers configured with “type”: “pipe”).

filter

string

The Sensu event filter (name) to use when filtering events for the handler.

filters

list / elements=string

An array of Sensu event filters (names) to use when filtering events for the handler.

Each array item must be a string.

handle_flapping

boolean

If events in the flapping state should be handled.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

handle_silenced

boolean

If events matching one or more silence entries should be handled.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

handlers

list / elements=string

An array of Sensu event handlers (names) to use for events using the handler set.

NOTE: the handlers attribute is only required for handler sets (i.e. handlers configured with “type”: “set”).

mutator

string

The Sensu event mutator (name) to use to mutate event data for the handler.

name

string / required

A unique name for the handler. The name cannot contain special characters or spaces.

pipe

dictionary

The pipe definition scope, used to configure the Sensu transport pipe.

NOTE: the pipe attribute is only required for Transport handlers (i.e. handlers configured with “type”: “transport”).

severities

list / elements=string

An array of check result severities the handler will handle.

NOTE: event resolution bypasses this filtering.

Example: [ ‘warning’, ‘critical’, ‘unknown’ ].

socket

dictionary

The socket definition scope, used to configure the TCP/UDP handler socket.

NOTE: the socket attribute is only required for TCP/UDP handlers (i.e. handlers configured with “type”: “tcp” or “type”: “udp”).

state

string

Whether the handler should be present or not

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

timeout

integer

The handler execution duration timeout in seconds (hard stop).

Only used by pipe and tcp handler types.

Default: 10

type

string

The handler type

Choices:

  • "pipe"

  • "tcp"

  • "udp"

  • "transport"

  • "set"

Notes

Note

  • Check mode is supported

Examples

# Configure a handler that sends event data as STDIN (pipe)
- name: Configure IRC Sensu handler
  community.general.sensu_handler:
    name: "irc_handler"
    type: "pipe"
    command: "/usr/local/bin/notify-irc.sh"
    severities:
      - "ok"
      - "critical"
      - "warning"
      - "unknown"
    timeout: 15
  notify:
    - Restart sensu-client
    - Restart sensu-server

# Delete a handler
- name: Delete IRC Sensu handler
  community.general.sensu_handler:
    name: "irc_handler"
    state: "absent"

# Example of a TCP handler
- name: Configure TCP Sensu handler
  community.general.sensu_handler:
    name: "tcp_handler"
    type: "tcp"
    timeout: 30
    socket:
      host: "10.0.1.99"
      port: 4444
  register: handler
  notify:
    - Restart sensu-client
    - Restart sensu-server

- name: Secure Sensu handler configuration file
  ansible.builtin.file:
    path: "{{ handler['file'] }}"
    owner: "sensu"
    group: "sensu"
    mode: "0600"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

config

dictionary

Effective handler configuration, when state is present

Returned: success

Sample: {"command": "/usr/local/bin/notify-irc.sh", "name": "irc", "type": "pipe"}

file

string

Path to the handler configuration file

Returned: success

Sample: "/etc/sensu/conf.d/handlers/irc.json"

name

string

Name of the handler

Returned: success

Sample: "irc"

Authors

  • David Moreau Simard (@dmsimard)