community.zabbix.zabbix_map – Create/update/delete Zabbix maps

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_map.

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to create, modify and delete Zabbix map entries, using Graphviz binaries and text description written in DOT language. Nodes of the graph will become map elements and edges will become links between map elements. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOT_(graph_description_language) and https://www.graphviz.org/ for details. Inspired by http://blog.zabbix.com/maps-for-the-lazy/.

  • The following extra node attributes are supported: zbx_host contains name of the host in Zabbix. Use this if desired type of map element is host. zbx_group contains name of the host group in Zabbix. Use this if desired type of map element is host group. zbx_map contains name of the map in Zabbix. Use this if desired type of map element is map. zbx_label contains label of map element. zbx_image contains name of the image used to display the element in default state. zbx_image_disabled contains name of the image used to display disabled map element. zbx_image_maintenance contains name of the image used to display map element in maintenance. zbx_image_problem contains name of the image used to display map element with problems. zbx_url contains map element URL in name:url format. More than one URL could be specified by adding a postfix (e.g., zbx_url1, zbx_url2).

  • The following extra link attributes are supported: zbx_draw_style contains link line draw style. Possible values: line, bold, dotted, dashed. zbx_trigger contains name of the trigger used as a link indicator in host_name:trigger_name format. More than one trigger could be specified by adding a postfix (e.g., zbx_trigger1, zbx_trigger2). zbx_trigger_color contains indicator color specified either as CSS3 name or as a hexadecimal code starting with #. zbx_trigger_draw_style contains indicator draw style. Possible values are the same as for zbx_draw_style.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • zabbix-api >= 0.5.4

  • pydotplus

  • webcolors

  • Pillow

  • Graphviz

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
string
Graph written in DOT language.

aliases: dot_data
default_image
string
Name of the Zabbix image used to display the element if this element doesn't have the zbx_image attribute defined.

aliases: image
expand_problem
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether the problem trigger will be displayed for elements with a single problem.
height
integer
Default:
600
Height of the map.
highlight
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether icon highlighting is enabled.
http_login_password
string
Basic Auth password
http_login_user
string
Basic Auth login
label_type
string
    Choices:
  • label
  • ip
  • name ←
  • status
  • nothing
  • custom
Map element label type.
login_password
string / required
Zabbix user password.
login_user
string / required
Zabbix user name.
margin
integer
Default:
40
Size of white space between map's borders and its elements.
name
string / required
Name of the map.

aliases: map_name
server_url
string / required
URL of Zabbix server, with protocol (http or https). url is an alias for server_url.

aliases: url
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the map.
On present, it will create if map does not exist or update the map if the associated data is different.
On absent will remove the map if it exists.
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.
width
integer
Default:
800
Width of the map.

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

###
### Example inventory:
# [web]
# web[01:03].example.com ansible_host=127.0.0.1
# [db]
# db.example.com ansible_host=127.0.0.1
# [backup]
# backup.example.com ansible_host=127.0.0.1
###
### Each inventory host is present in Zabbix with a matching name.
###
### Contents of 'map.j2':
# digraph G {
#     graph [layout=dot splines=false overlap=scale]
#     INTERNET [zbx_url="Google:https://google.com" zbx_image="Cloud_(96)"]
# {% for web_host in groups.web %}
#     {% set web_loop = loop %}
#     web{{ '%03d' % web_loop.index }} [zbx_host="{{ web_host }}"]
#     INTERNET -> web{{ '%03d' % web_loop.index }} [zbx_trigger="{{ web_host }}:Zabbix agent on {HOST.NAME} is unreachable for 5 minutes"]
#     {% for db_host in groups.db %}
#       {% set db_loop = loop %}
#     web{{ '%03d' % web_loop.index }} -> db{{ '%03d' % db_loop.index }}
#     {% endfor %}
# {% endfor %}
#     { rank=same
# {% for db_host in groups.db %}
#     {% set db_loop = loop %}
#     db{{ '%03d' % db_loop.index }} [zbx_host="{{ db_host }}"]
#     {% for backup_host in groups.backup %}
#         {% set backup_loop = loop %}
#         db{{ '%03d' % db_loop.index }} -> backup{{ '%03d' % backup_loop.index }} [color="blue"]
#     {% endfor %}
# {% endfor %}
# {% for backup_host in groups.backup %}
#     {% set backup_loop = loop %}
#         backup{{ '%03d' % backup_loop.index }} [zbx_host="{{ backup_host }}"]
# {% endfor %}
#     }
# }
###
### Create Zabbix map "Demo Map" made of template 'map.j2'
- name: Create Zabbix map
  community.zabbix.zabbix_map:
    server_url: http://zabbix.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    name: Demo map
    state: present
    data: "{{ lookup('template', 'map.j2') }}"
    default_image: Server_(64)
    expand_problem: no
    highlight: no
    label_type: label
  delegate_to: localhost
  run_once: yes

Authors

  • Antony Alekseyev (@Akint)