community.mysql.mysql_variables – Manage MySQL global variables

Note

This plugin is part of the community.mysql collection.

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.mysql.mysql_variables.

Synopsis

  • Query / Set MySQL variables.

Requirements

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

  • PyMySQL (Python 2.7 and Python 3.X), or

  • MySQLdb (Python 2.x)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
path
The path to a Certificate Authority (CA) certificate. This option, if used, must specify the same certificate as used by the server.

aliases: ssl_ca
check_hostname
boolean
added in 1.1.0 of community.mysql
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to validate the server host name when an SSL connection is required.
Setting this to false disables hostname verification. Use with caution.
Requires pymysql >= 0.7.11.
This optoin has no effect on MySQLdb.
client_cert
path
The path to a client public key certificate.

aliases: ssl_cert
client_key
path
The path to the client private key.

aliases: ssl_key
config_file
path
Default:
"~/.my.cnf"
Specify a config file from which user and password are to be read.
connect_timeout
integer
Default:
30
The connection timeout when connecting to the MySQL server.
login_host
string
Default:
"localhost"
Host running the database.
In some cases for local connections the login_unix_socket=/path/to/mysqld/socket, that is usually /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock, needs to be used instead of login_host=localhost.
login_password
string
The password used to authenticate with.
login_port
integer
Default:
3306
Port of the MySQL server. Requires login_host be defined as other than localhost if login_port is used.
login_unix_socket
string
The path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
string
The username used to authenticate with.
mode
string
added in 0.1.0 of community.mysql
    Choices:
  • global ←
  • persist
  • persist_only
global assigns value to a global system variable which will be changed at runtime but won't persist across server restarts.
persist assigns value to a global system variable and persists it to the mysqld-auto.cnf option file in the data directory (the variable will survive service restarts).
persist_only persists value to the mysqld-auto.cnf option file in the data directory but without setting the global variable runtime value (the value will be changed after the next service restart).
Supported by MySQL 8.0 or later.
value
string
If set, then sets variable value to this
variable
string / required
Variable name to operate

Notes

Note

  • Requires the PyMySQL (Python 2.7 and Python 3.X) or MySQL-python (Python 2.X) package installed on the remote host. The Python package may be installed with apt-get install python-pymysql (Ubuntu; see ansible.builtin.apt) or yum install python2-PyMySQL (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora; see ansible.builtin.yum). You can also use dnf install python2-PyMySQL for newer versions of Fedora; see ansible.builtin.dnf.

  • Be sure you have PyMySQL or MySQLdb library installed on the target machine for the Python interpreter Ansible uses, for example, if it is Python 3, you must install the library for Python 3. You can also change the interpreter. For more information, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/reference_appendices/interpreter_discovery.html.

  • Both login_password and login_user are required when you are passing credentials. If none are present, the module will attempt to read the credentials from ~/.my.cnf, and finally fall back to using the MySQL default login of ‘root’ with no password.

  • If there are problems with local connections, using login_unix_socket=/path/to/mysqld/socket instead of login_host=localhost might help. As an example, the default MariaDB installation of version 10.4 and later uses the unix_socket authentication plugin by default that without using login_unix_socket=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock (the default path) causes the error Host '127.0.0.1' is not allowed to connect to this MariaDB server.

See Also

See also

community.mysql.mysql_info

The official documentation on the community.mysql.mysql_info module.

MySQL SET command reference

Complete reference of the MySQL SET command documentation.

Examples

- name: Check for sync_binlog setting
  community.mysql.mysql_variables:
    variable: sync_binlog

- name: Set read_only variable to 1 persistently
  community.mysql.mysql_variables:
    variable: read_only
    value: 1
    mode: persist

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
queries
list / elements=string
added in 0.1.0 of community.mysql
if executed
List of executed queries which modified DB's state.

Sample:
['SET GLOBAL `read_only` = 1']


Authors

  • Balazs Pocze (@banyek)