community.zabbix.zabbix_maintenance – Create Zabbix maintenance windows

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_maintenance.

Synopsis

  • This module will let you create Zabbix maintenance windows.

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
collect_data
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Type of maintenance. With data collection, or without.
desc
string
Default:
"Created by Ansible"
Short description of maintenance window.
host_groups
list / elements=string
Host groups to manage maintenance window for.
Required option when state=present and host_names is not used.

aliases: host_group
host_names
list / elements=string
Hosts to manage maintenance window for.
Required option when state=present and host_groups is not used.

aliases: host_name
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.
minutes
integer
Default:
10
Length of maintenance window in minutes.
name
string / required
Unique name of maintenance window.
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
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Create or remove a maintenance window. Maintenance window to remove is identified by name.
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.
visible_name
boolean
added in 2.0.0 of community.zabbix
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Type of zabbix host name to use for identifying hosts to include in the maintenance.
visible_name=yes to search by visible name, visible_name=no to search by technical name.

Notes

Note

  • Useful for setting hosts in maintenance mode before big update, and removing maintenance window after update.

  • Module creates maintenance window from now() to now() + minutes, so if Zabbix server’s time and host’s time are not synchronized, you will get strange results.

  • Install required module with ‘pip install zabbix-api’ command.

  • 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 a named maintenance window for host www1 for 90 minutes
  community.zabbix.zabbix_maintenance:
    name: Update of www1
    host_name: www1.example.com
    state: present
    minutes: 90
    server_url: https://monitoring.example.com
    login_user: ansible
    login_password: pAsSwOrD

- name: Create a named maintenance window for host www1 and host groups Office and Dev
  community.zabbix.zabbix_maintenance:
    name: Update of www1
    host_name: www1.example.com
    host_groups:
      - Office
      - Dev
    state: present
    server_url: https://monitoring.example.com
    login_user: ansible
    login_password: pAsSwOrD

- name: Create a named maintenance window for hosts www1 and db1, without data collection.
  community.zabbix.zabbix_maintenance:
    name: update
    host_names:
      - www1.example.com
      - db1.example.com
    state: present
    collect_data: False
    server_url: https://monitoring.example.com
    login_user: ansible
    login_password: pAsSwOrD

- name: Remove maintenance window by name
  community.zabbix.zabbix_maintenance:
    name: Test1
    state: absent
    server_url: https://monitoring.example.com
    login_user: ansible
    login_password: pAsSwOrD

Authors

  • Alexander Bulimov (@abulimov)