community.mysql.mysql_variables module – Manage MySQL global variables

Note

This module is part of the community.mysql collection (version 3.2.1).

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.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.

  • mysqlclient (Python 3.5+) or

  • PyMySQL (Python 2.7 and Python 3.x) or

  • MySQLdb (Python 2.x)

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ca_cert

aliases: ssl_ca

path

The path to a Certificate Authority (CA) certificate. This option, if used, must specify the same certificate as used by the server.

check_hostname

boolean

added in 1.1.0 of community.mysql

Whether to validate the server host name when an SSL connection is required. Corresponds to MySQL CLIs --ssl switch.

Setting this to false disables hostname verification. Use with caution.

Requires pymysql >= 0.7.11.

This option has no effect on MySQLdb.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

client_cert

aliases: ssl_cert

path

The path to a client public key certificate.

client_key

aliases: ssl_key

path

The path to the client private key.

config_file

path

Specify a config file from which user and password are to be read.

Default: “~/.my.cnf”

connect_timeout

integer

The connection timeout when connecting to the MySQL server.

Default: 30

login_host

string

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.

Default: “localhost”

login_password

string

The password used to authenticate with.

login_port

integer

Port of the MySQL server. Requires login_host be defined as other than localhost if login_port is used.

Default: 3306

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

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.

For more information see https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/set-variable.html.

Choices:

  • global ← (default)

  • persist

  • persist_only

value

string

If set, then sets variable value to this.

variable

string / required

Variable name to operate.

Notes

Note

  • Does not support check_mode.

  • 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 mysqlclient, PyMySQL, or MySQLdb library installed on the target machine for the Python interpreter Ansible discovers. For example if ansible discovers and uses Python 3, you need to install the Python 3 version of PyMySQL or mysqlclient. If ansible discovers and uses Python 2, you need to install the Python 2 version of either PyMySQL or MySQL-python.

  • If you have trouble, it may help to force Ansible to use the Python interpreter you need by specifying ansible_python_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.

  • Alternatively, you can use the mysqlclient library instead of MySQL-python (MySQLdb) which supports both Python 2.X and Python >=3.5. See https://pypi.org/project/mysqlclient/ how to install it.

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

Description

queries

list / elements=string

added in 0.1.0 of community.mysql

List of executed queries which modified DB’s state.

Returned: if executed

Sample: [“SET GLOBAL `read_only` = 1”]

Authors

  • Balazs Pocze (@banyek)