community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro module – Create/update/delete Zabbix host macros

Note

This module is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 1.8.0).

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_hostmacro.

Synopsis

  • manages Zabbix host macros, it can create, update or delete them.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • zabbix-api >= 0.5.4

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

force

boolean

Only updates an existing macro if set to yes.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

host_name

string / required

Name of the host.

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.

macro_name

string / required

Name of the host macro in zabbix native format {$MACRO} or simple format MACRO.

macro_type

string

Type of the host macro.

text (default)

secret (Works only with Zabbix >= 5.0)

vault (Works only with Zabbix >= 5.2)

Choices:

  • "text" ← (default)

  • "secret"

  • "vault"

macro_value

string

Value of the host macro.

Required if state=present.

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.

state

string

State of the macro.

On present, it will create if macro does not exist or update the macro if the associated data is different.

On absent will remove a macro if it exists.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

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:

  • false

  • true ← (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: Create new host macro or update an existing macro's value
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    host_name: ExampleHost
    macro_name: EXAMPLE.MACRO
    macro_value: Example value
    state: present

# Values with curly brackets need to be quoted otherwise they will be interpreted as a dictionary
- name: Create new host macro in Zabbix native format
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    host_name: ExampleHost
    macro_name: "{$EXAMPLE.MACRO}"
    macro_value: Example value
    state: present

- name: Delete existing host macro
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_hostmacro
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    host_name: ExampleHost
    macro_name: "{$EXAMPLE.MACRO}"
    state: absent

Authors

  • Cove (@cove)

  • Dean Hailin Song