community.zabbix.zabbix_screen module – Create/update/delete Zabbix screens

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_screen.

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to create, modify and delete Zabbix screens and associated graph data.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • zabbix-api >= 0.5.4

  • Zabbix <= 5.2

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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.

screens

list / elements=dictionary / required

List of screens to be created/updated/deleted (see example).

graph_height

integer

Graph height will be set in graph settings.

graph_names

list / elements=string

Graph names will be added to a screen. Case insensitive.

Required if state=present.

graph_width

integer

Graph width will be set in graph settings.

graphs_in_row

integer

Limit columns of a screen and make multiple rows.

Default: 3

host_group

aliases: host_groups

list / elements=string

Host group(s) will be used for searching hosts.

Required if state=present.

screen_name

string / required

Screen name will be used.

If a screen has already been added, the screen name won’t be updated.

sort

boolean

Sort hosts alphabetically.

If there are numbers in hostnames, leading zero should be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

present - Create a screen if it doesn’t exist. If the screen already exists, the screen will be updated as needed.

absent - If a screen exists, the screen will be deleted.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

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.

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

  • Too many concurrent updates to the same screen may cause Zabbix to return errors, see examples for a workaround if needed.

  • Screens where removed from Zabbix with Version 5.4

  • 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

# Screens where removed from Zabbix with Version 5.4

# Create/update a screen.
- name: Create a new screen or update an existing screen's items 5 in a row
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen1
        host_group: Example group1
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100
        graphs_in_row: 5

# Create/update multi-screen
- name: Create two of new screens or update the existing screens' items
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen1
        host_group: Example group1
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen2
        host_group: Example group2
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100

# Limit the Zabbix screen creations to one host since Zabbix can return an error when doing concurrent updates
- name: Create a new screen or update an existing screen's items
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    state: present
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen
        host_group: Example group
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100
  when: inventory_hostname==groups['group_name'][0]

# Create/update using multiple hosts_groups. Hosts NOT present in all listed host_groups will be skipped.
- name: Create new screen or update the existing screen's items for hosts in both given groups
  local_action:
    module: community.zabbix.zabbix_screen
    server_url: http://monitor.example.com
    login_user: username
    login_password: password
    screens:
      - screen_name: ExampleScreen1
        host_group:
          - Example group1
          - Example group2
        state: present
        graph_names:
          - Example graph1
          - Example graph2
        graph_width: 200
        graph_height: 100

Authors

  • Cove (@cove)

  • Tony Minfei Ding

  • Harrison Gu (@harrisongu)