community.zabbix.zabbix_group module – Create/delete Zabbix host groups

Note

This module is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 2.0.0).

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_group.

Synopsis

  • Create host groups if they do not exist.

  • Delete existing host groups if they exist.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

host_groups

aliases: host_group

list / elements=string / required

List of host groups to create or delete.

http_login_password

string

Basic Auth password

http_login_user

string

Basic Auth login

state

string

Create or delete host group.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

Notes

Note

  • Too many concurrent updates to the same group may cause Zabbix to return errors, see examples for a workaround if needed.

Examples

# 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 host groups example
- name: Create host groups
  # set task level variables as we change ansible_connection plugin here
  vars:
    ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
    ansible_connection: httpapi
    ansible_httpapi_port: 443
    ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: true
    ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
    ansible_zabbix_url_path: 'zabbixeu'  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu
    ansible_host: zabbix-example-fqdn.org
  community.zabbix.zabbix_group:
    state: present
    host_groups:
      - Example group1
      - Example group2

# Limit the Zabbix group creations to one host since Zabbix can return an error when doing concurrent updates
- name: Create host groups
  # set task level variables as we change ansible_connection plugin here
  vars:
      ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
      ansible_connection: httpapi
      ansible_httpapi_port: 443
      ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: true
      ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
      ansible_zabbix_url_path: 'zabbixeu'  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu
      ansible_host: zabbix-example-fqdn.org
  community.zabbix.zabbix_group:
    state: present
    host_groups:
      - Example group1
      - Example group2
  when: inventory_hostname==groups['group_name'][0]

Authors

  • Cove (@cove)

  • Tony Minfei Ding

  • Harrison Gu (@harrisongu)