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

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_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_%28graph_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_sysmap 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

Comments

data

aliases: dot_data

string

Graph written in DOT language.

default_image

aliases: image

string

Name of the Zabbix image used to display the element if this element doesn’t have the zbx_image attribute defined.

expand_problem

boolean

Whether the problem trigger will be displayed for elements with a single problem.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

height

integer

Height of the map.

Default: 600

highlight

boolean

Whether icon highlighting is enabled.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

http_login_password

string

Basic Auth password

http_login_user

string

Basic Auth login

label_type

string

Map element label type.

Choices:

  • "label"

  • "ip"

  • "name" ← (default)

  • "status"

  • "nothing"

  • "custom"

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.

margin

integer

Size of white space between map’s borders and its elements.

Default: 40

name

aliases: map_name

string / required

Name of the map.

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 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.

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)

width

integer

Width of the map.

Default: 800

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)