community.zabbix.zabbix_group_info module – Gather information about Zabbix hostgroup

Note

This module is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 1.6.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to search for Zabbix hostgroup entries.

  • This module was called zabbix_group_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • zabbix-api >= 0.5.4

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

hostgroup_name

list / elements=string / required

Name of the hostgroup in Zabbix.

hostgroup is the unique identifier used and cannot be updated using this module.

http_login_password

string

Basic Auth password

http_login_user

string

Basic Auth login

login_password

string / required

Zabbix user password.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_PASSWORD will be used.

login_user

string / required

Zabbix user name.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_USERNAME will be used.

server_url

aliases: url

string / required

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.

timeout

integer

The timeout of API request (seconds).

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • 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

- name: Get hostgroup info
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_group_info
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    hostgroup_name:
      - ExampleHostgroup
    timeout: 10

Return Values

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

Key

Description

host_groups

dictionary

List of Zabbix groups.

Returned: success

Sample: [{“flags”: “0”, “groupid”: “33”, “internal”: “0”, “name”: “Hostgruup A”}]

Authors

  • Michael Miko (@RedWhiteMiko)