community.zabbix.zabbix_host_facts – Gather information about Zabbix host

Note

This plugin is part of the community.zabbix collection.

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

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

Synopsis

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

  • This module was called zabbix_host_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 Choices/Defaults Comments
exact_match
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Find the exact match
host_inventory
list / elements=string
List of host inventory keys to display in result.
Whole host inventory is retrieved if keys are not specified.
host_ip
list / elements=string
Host interface IP of the host in Zabbix.
Required when host_name is not used.
host_name
string
Name of the host in Zabbix.
host_name is the unique identifier used and cannot be updated using this module.
Required when host_ip is not used.
http_login_password
string
Basic Auth password
http_login_user
string
Basic Auth login
login_password
string / required
Zabbix user password.
login_user
string / required
Zabbix user name.
remove_duplicate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Remove duplicate host from host result
server_url
string / required
URL of Zabbix server, with protocol (http or https). url is an alias for server_url.

aliases: url
timeout
integer
Default:
10
The timeout of API request (seconds).
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If set to False, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

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 host info
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_host_info
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    host_name: ExampleHost
    host_ip: 127.0.0.1
    timeout: 10
    exact_match: no
    remove_duplicate: yes

- name: Reduce host inventory information to provided keys
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_host_info
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    host_name: ExampleHost
    host_inventory:
      - os
      - tag
    host_ip: 127.0.0.1
    timeout: 10
    exact_match: no
    remove_duplicate: yes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hosts
dictionary
success
List of Zabbix hosts. See https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/4.0/manual/api/reference/host/get for list of host values.

Sample:
[{'...': None, 'available': '1', 'description': '', 'disable_until': '0', 'error': '', 'flags': '0', 'groups': ['1'], 'host': 'Host A'}]


Authors

  • Michael Miko (@RedWhiteMiko)