community.zabbix.zabbix_inventory inventory – Zabbix Inventory Plugin

Note

This inventory plugin 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 inventory plugin, see Requirements for details.

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

New in community.zabbix 1.4.0

Synopsis

  • Zabbix Inventory plugin

  • All vars from zabbix are prefixed with zbx_

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this inventory.

  • python >= 2.6

  • zabbix-api >= 0.5.4

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

add_zabbix_groups

boolean

If set to True, hosts will be added to groups based on their zabbix groups

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

cache

boolean

Toggle to enable/disable the caching of the inventory’s source data, requires a cache plugin setup to work.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [inventory]
    cache = false
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE

cache_connection

string

Cache connection data or path, read cache plugin documentation for specifics.

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [defaults]
    fact_caching_connection = VALUE
    
    [inventory]
    cache_connection = VALUE
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_CONNECTION

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_CONNECTION

cache_plugin

string

Cache plugin to use for the inventory’s source data.

Default: "memory"

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [defaults]
    fact_caching = memory
    
    [inventory]
    cache_plugin = memory
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN

cache_prefix

string

Prefix to use for cache plugin files/tables

Default: "ansible_inventory_"

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [default]
    fact_caching_prefix = ansible_inventory_
    

    Removed in: version 2.16 of ansible.builtin

    Why: Fixes typing error in INI section name

    Alternative: Use the ‘defaults’ section instead

    [defaults]
    fact_caching_prefix = ansible_inventory_
    
    [inventory]
    cache_prefix = ansible_inventory_
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX

cache_timeout

integer

Cache duration in seconds

Default: 3600

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [defaults]
    fact_caching_timeout = 3600
    
    [inventory]
    cache_timeout = 3600
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_TIMEOUT

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_TIMEOUT

compose

dictionary

Create vars from jinja2 expressions.

Default: {}

groups

dictionary

Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.

Default: {}

host_zapi_query

dictionary

API query for hosts - see zabbix documentation for more details https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/host/get

Default: {}

selectApplications

string

query

Return an applications property with host applications.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/application/object for more details on field names

selectDashboards

string

query

Return a dashboards property.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/templatedashboard/object for more details on field names

selectDiscoveries

string

query

Return a discoveries property with host low-level discovery rules.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/discoveryrule/object for more details on field names

selectDiscoveryRule

string

query

Return a discoveryRule property with the low-level discovery rule that created the host (from host prototype in VMware monitoring).

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/discoveryrule/object for more details on field names

selectGraphs

string

query

Return a discoveries property with host low-level discovery rules.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/graph/object for more details on field names

selectGroups

string

query

Return a groups property with host groups data that the host belongs to.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/hostgroup/object for more details on field names

selectHostDiscovery

string

query

Return a hostDiscovery property with host discovery object data.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/host/get for more details on field names

selectHttpTests

string

query

Return an httpTests property with host web scenarios.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/httptest/object for more details on field names

selectInheritedTags

string

query

Return an inheritedTags property with tags that are on all templates which are linked to host.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/host/object#host_tag for more details on field names

selectInterfaces

string

query

Return an interfaces property with host interfaces.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/hostinterface/object for more details on field names

selectInventory

string

query

Return an inventory property with host inventory data.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/host/object#host_inventory for more details on field names

selectItems

string

query

Return an items property with host items.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/item/object for more details on field names

selectMacros

string

query

Return a macros property with host macros.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/usermacro/object for more details on field names

selectParentTemplates

string

query

Return a parentTemplates property with templates that the host is linked to

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/template/object for more details on field names

selectTags

string

query

Return a tags property with host tags.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/host/object#host_tag for more details on field names

selectTriggers

string

query

Return a triggers property with host triggers.

To return all values specify ‘extend’

Can be limited to different fields for example setting the vaule to [‘name’] will only return the name

Additional fields can be specified by comma seperated value [‘name’, ‘field2’]

Please see https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/api/reference/host/object#host_tag for more details on field names

http_login_password

string

Basic Auth password

http_login_user

string

Basic Auth login

keyed_groups

list / elements=dictionary

Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.

Default: []

default_value

string

added in ansible-core 2.12

The default value when the host variable’s value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with trailing_separator.

key

string

The key from input dictionary used to generate groups

parent_group

string

parent group for keyed group

prefix

string

A keyed group name will start with this prefix

Default: ""

separator

string

separator used to build the keyed group name

Default: "_"

trailing_separator

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.12

Set this option to False to omit the separator after the host variable when the value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with default_value.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

leading_separator

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.11

Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.

By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.

This is because the default prefix is “” and the default separator is “_”.

Set this option to False to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.

If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.

To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

login_password

string / required

Zabbix user password.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: ZABBIX_PASSWORD

login_user

string / required

Zabbix user name.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: ZABBIX_USERNAME

proxy

string

Proxy server to use for reaching zabbix API

Default: ""

server_url

aliases: url

string / required

URL of Zabbix server, with protocol (http or https). url is an alias for server_url.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: ZABBIX_SERVER

strict

boolean

If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.

Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

timeout

integer

The timeout of API request (seconds).

Default: 10

use_extra_vars

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.11

Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [inventory_plugins]
    use_extra_vars = false
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_USE_EXTRA_VARS

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.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: ZABBIX_VALIDATE_CERTS

Examples

# Simple Inventory Plugin example
# This will create an inventory with details from zabbix such as applications name, applicaitonids, Parent Template Name, and group membership name
#It will also create 2 ansible inventory groups for enabled and disabled hosts in zabbix based on the status field.
plugin: community.zabbix.zabbix_inventory
server_url: https://zabbix.com
login_user: Admin
login_password: password
host_zapi_query:
  selectApplications: ['name', 'applicationid']
  selectParentTemplates: ['name']
  selectGroups: ['name']
validate_certs: false
groups:
  enabled: zbx_status == "0"
  disabled: zbx_status == "1"


#Using Keyed Groups
plugin: community.zabbix.zabbix_inventory
server_url: https://zabbix.com
login_user: Admin
login_password: password
validate_certs: false
keyed_groups:
  - key: zbx_status | lower
    prefix: 'env'
  - key: zbx_description | lower
    prefix: 'test'
    separator: ''

#Using proxy format of proxy is 'http://<user>:<pass>@<proxy>:<port>' or 'http://<proxy>:<port>'
plugin: community.zabbix.zabbix_inventory
server_url: https://zabbix.com
proxy: http://someproxy:8080
login_user: Admin
login_password: password
validate_certs: false

#Organize inventory groups based on zabbix host groups
plugin: community.zabbix.zabbix_inventory
server_url: https://zabbix.com
add_zabbix_groups: true
login_user: Admin
login_password: password
validate_certs: false

#Using compose to modify vars
plugin: community.zabbix.zabbix_inventory
server_url: https://zabbix.com
login_user: Admin
login_password: password
validate_certs: false
compose:
  zbx_testvar: zbx_status.replace("1", "Disabled")

Authors

  • Timothy Test (@ttestscripting)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.