community.zabbix.zabbix_host_info – Gather information about Zabbix host

Note

This plugin is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 1.5.1).

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.zabbix.

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

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.
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.
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.
If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_SERVER will be used.

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.
If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used.

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)