community.hrobot.robot inventory – Hetzner Robot inventory source

Note

This inventory plugin is part of the community.hrobot collection (version 1.3.1).

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.hrobot.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.hrobot.robot.

New in version 1.1.0: of community.hrobot

Synopsis

  • Reads servers from Hetzner Robot API.

  • Uses a YAML configuration file that ends with robot.yml or robot.yaml.

  • The inventory plugin adds all values from https://robot.your-server.de/doc/webservice/en.html#get-server prepended with hrobot_ to the server’s inventory. For example, the variable hrobot_dc contains the data center the server is located in.

Parameters

Parameter

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cache

boolean

Toggle to enable/disable the caching of the inventory’s source data, requires a cache plugin setup to work.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [inventory]
    cache = no
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE

cache_connection

string

Cache connection data or path, read cache plugin documentation for specifics.

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [defaults]
    fact_caching_connection = None
    
    [inventory]
    cache_connection = None
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_CONNECTION

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_CONNECTION

cache_plugin

string

Cache plugin to use for the inventory’s source data.

Default: “memory”

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [defaults]
    fact_caching = memory
    
    [inventory]
    cache_plugin = memory
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN

cache_prefix

string

Prefix to use for cache plugin files/tables

Default: “ansible_inventory_”

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [default]
    fact_caching_prefix = ansible_inventory_
    

    Removed in: version 2.16 of ansible.builtin

    Why: Fixes typing error in INI section name

    Alternative: Use the ‘defaults’ section instead

    [defaults]
    fact_caching_prefix = ansible_inventory_
    
    [inventory]
    cache_prefix = ansible_inventory_
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX

cache_timeout

integer

Cache duration in seconds

Default: 3600

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [defaults]
    fact_caching_timeout = 3600
    
    [inventory]
    cache_timeout = 3600
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_TIMEOUT

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_TIMEOUT

compose

dictionary

Create vars from jinja2 expressions.

Default: {}

filters

dictionary

A dictionary of filter value pairs.

Available filters are listed here are keys of server like status or server_ip.

See https://robot.your-server.de/doc/webservice/en.html#get-server for all values that can be used.

Default: {}

groups

dictionary

Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.

Default: {}

hetzner_password

string / required

The password for the Robot webservice user.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: HROBOT_API_PASSWORD

hetzner_user

string / required

The username for the Robot webservice user.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: HROBOT_API_USER

keyed_groups

list / elements=dictionary

Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.

Default: []

default_value

string

added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin

The default value when the host variable’s value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with trailing_separator.

key

string

The key from input dictionary used to generate groups

parent_group

string

parent group for keyed group

prefix

string

A keyed group name will start with this prefix

Default: “”

separator

string

separator used to build the keyed group name

Default: “_”

trailing_separator

boolean

added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin

Set this option to False to omit the separator after the host variable when the value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with default_value.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

leading_separator

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.

By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.

This is because the default prefix is “” and the default separator is “_”.

Set this option to False to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.

If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.

To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

plugin

string / required

Token that ensures this is a source file for the plugin.

Choices:

  • community.hrobot.robot

strict

boolean

If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.

Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

use_extra_vars

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [inventory_plugins]
    use_extra_vars = no
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_USE_EXTRA_VARS

Examples

# Fetch all hosts in Hetzner Robot
plugin: community.hrobot.robot
# Filters all servers in ready state
filters:
  status: ready

# Example using constructed features to create groups
plugin: community.hrobot.robot
filters:
  status: ready
  traffic: unlimited
# keyed_groups may be used to create custom groups
strict: false
keyed_groups:
  # Add e.g. groups for every data center
  - key: hrobot_dc
    separator: ""
# Use the IP address to connect to the host
compose:
  server_name_ip: hrobot_server_name ~ '-' ~ hrobot_server_ip

Authors

  • Oleksandr Stepanov (@alexandrst88)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.