community.zabbix.zabbix_discovery_rule module – Create/delete/update Zabbix discovery rules

Note

This module is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 1.9.0).

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.zabbix. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.zabbix.zabbix_discovery_rule.

Synopsis

  • Create discovery rule.

  • Delete existing discovery rule.

  • Update existing discovery rule with new options.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

dchecks

aliases: dcheck

list / elements=dictionary

List of dictionaries of discovery check objects.

For more information, review discovery check object documentation at https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/dcheck/object

host_source

string

Source for host name.

Possible values:

DNS (default)

IP

discovery - discovery value of this check

Options is available since Zabbix 4.4

Choices:

  • "DNS" ← (default)

  • "IP"

  • "discovery"

key

string

The value of this property differs depending on the type of the check:

  • key to query for Zabbix agent checks

  • SNMP OID for SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 checks

name_source

string

Source for visible name.

Possible values:

none - (default) not specified

DNS

IP

discovery - discovery value of this check

Options is available since Zabbix 4.4

Choices:

  • "None" ← (default)

  • "DNS"

  • "IP"

  • "discovery"

ports

string

One or several port ranges to check separated by commas. Used for all checks except for ICMP.

snmp_community

string

SNMP community.

Required for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 agent checks.

snmpv3_authpassphrase

string

Authentication passphrase used for SNMPv3 agent checks with security level set to authNoPriv or authPriv.

snmpv3_authprotocol

string

Authentication protocol used for SNMPv3 agent checks with security level set to authNoPriv or authPriv.

Possible values:

MD5

SHA

Choices:

  • "MD5"

  • "SHA"

snmpv3_contextname

string

SNMPv3 context name. Used only by SNMPv3 checks.

snmpv3_privpassphrase

string

Privacy passphrase used for SNMPv3 agent checks with security level set to authPriv.

snmpv3_privprotocol

string

Privacy protocol used for SNMPv3 agent checks with security level set to authPriv.

Possible values:

DES

AES

Choices:

  • "DES"

  • "AES"

snmpv3_securitylevel

string

Security level used for SNMPv3 agent checks.

Possible values:

noAuthNoPriv

authNoPriv

authPriv

Choices:

  • "noAuthNoPriv"

  • "authNoPriv"

  • "authPriv"

snmpv3_securityname

string

Security name used for SNMPv3 agent checks.

type

string

Type of check.

Choices:

  • "SSH"

  • "LDAP"

  • "SMTP"

  • "FTP"

  • "HTTP"

  • "POP"

  • "NNTP"

  • "IMAP"

  • "TCP"

  • "Zabbix"

  • "SNMPv1"

  • "SNMPv2"

  • "ICMP"

  • "SNMPv3"

  • "HTTPS"

  • "Telnet"

uniq

boolean

Whether to use this check as a device uniqueness criteria.

Only a single unique check can be configured for a discovery rule.

Used for Zabbix agent, SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 agent checks.

Possible values:

no - (default) do not use this check as a uniqueness criteria

yes - use this check as a uniqueness criteria

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

delay

string

Execution interval of the discovery rule.

Accepts seconds, time unit with suffix and user macro.

Default: "1h"

iprange

list / elements=string

One or several IP ranges to check separated by commas.

login_password

string

Zabbix user password.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_PASSWORD will be used.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

login_user

string

Zabbix user name.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_USERNAME will be used.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

name

string / required

Name of the discovery rule.

proxy

string

Name of the proxy used for discovery.

server_url

aliases: url

string

URL of Zabbix server, with protocol (http or https). url is an alias for server_url.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_SERVER will be used.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

state

string

Create or delete discovery rules.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

status

string

Whether the discovery rule is enabled.

Possible values:

enabled (default)

disabled

Choices:

  • "enabled" ← (default)

  • "disabled"

timeout

integer

The timeout of API request (seconds).

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

Default: 10

validate_certs

boolean

If set to False, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Only Zabbix >= 4.0 is supported.

  • If you use login_password=zabbix, the word “zabbix” is replaced by “********” in all module output, because login_password uses no_log. See this FAQ for more information.

Examples

# Set following variables for Zabbix Server host in play or inventory
- name: Set connection specific variables
  set_fact:
    ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
    ansible_connection: httpapi
    ansible_httpapi_port: 80
    ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: false
    ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
    ansible_zabbix_url_path: 'zabbixeu'  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu

# If you want to use Username and Password to be authenticated by Zabbix Server
- name: Set credentials to access Zabbix Server API
  set_fact:
    ansible_user: Admin
    ansible_httpapi_pass: zabbix

# If you want to use API token to be authenticated by Zabbix Server
# https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/en/manual/web_interface/frontend_sections/administration/general#api-tokens
- name: Set API token
  set_fact:
    ansible_zabbix_auth_key: 8ec0d52432c15c91fcafe9888500cf9a607f44091ab554dbee860f6b44fac895

# Base create discovery rule example
- name: Create discovery rule with ICMP and zabbix agent checks
  community.zabbix.zabbix_discovery_rule:
    name: ACME
    state: present
    iprange: 192.168.1.1-255
    dchecks:
        - type: ICMP
        - type: Zabbix
          key: "system.hostname"
          ports: 10050
          uniq: yes
          host_source: "discovery"

# Base update (add new dcheck) discovery rule example
- name: Create discovery rule with ICMP and zabbix agent checks
  community.zabbix.zabbix_discovery_rule:
    name: ACME
    state: present
    iprange: 192.168.1.1-255
    dchecks:
        - type: SNMPv3
          snmp_community: [email protected]
          ports: "161"
          key: iso.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0
          snmpv3_contextname: "ContextName"
          snmpv3_securityname: "SecurityName"
          snmpv3_securitylevel: "authPriv"
          snmpv3_authprotocol: "SHA"
          snmpv3_authpassphrase: "SeCrEt"
          snmpv3_privprotocol: "AES"
          snmpv3_privpassphrase: "TopSecret"
          uniq: no
          host_source: "DNS"
          name_source: "None"

# Base delete discovery rule example
- name: Delete discovery rule
  community.zabbix.zabbix_discovery_rule:
    name: ACME
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

drule

string

Discovery rule name.

Returned: on success

Sample: "ACME"

druleid

string

Discovery rule id.

Returned: on success

Sample: "42"

msg

string

The result of the operation

Returned: always

Sample: "Discovery rule created: ACME, ID: 42"

state

string

Discovery rule state at the end of execution.

Returned: on success

Sample: "present"

Authors

  • Tobias Birkefeld (@tcraxs)