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

Note

This module is part of the community.zabbix collection (version 1.9.1).

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. 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 <= 5.2

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

http_login_password

string

Basic Auth password

http_login_user

string

Basic Auth login

login_password

string

Zabbix user password.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_PASSWORD will be used.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

login_user

string

Zabbix user name.

If not set the environment variable ZABBIX_USERNAME will be used.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

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

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.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

timeout

integer

The timeout of API request (seconds).

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

The default value is 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.

This option is deprecated with the move to httpapi connection and will be removed in the next release

The default value is true

Choices:

  • false

  • true

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

# Set following variables for Zabbix Server host in play or inventory
- name: Set connection specific variables
  set_fact:
    ansible_network_os: community.zabbix.zabbix
    ansible_connection: httpapi
    ansible_httpapi_port: 80
    ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: false
    ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: false
    ansible_zabbix_url_path: 'zabbixeu'  # If Zabbix WebUI runs on non-default (zabbix) path ,e.g. http://<FQDN>/zabbixeu

# If you want to use Username and Password to be authenticated by Zabbix Server
- name: Set credentials to access Zabbix Server API
  set_fact:
    ansible_user: Admin
    ansible_httpapi_pass: zabbix

# If you want to use API token to be authenticated by Zabbix Server
# https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/en/manual/web_interface/frontend_sections/administration/general#api-tokens
- name: Set API token
  set_fact:
    ansible_zabbix_auth_key: 8ec0d52432c15c91fcafe9888500cf9a607f44091ab554dbee860f6b44fac895

# 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
  community.zabbix.zabbix_screen:
    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
  community.zabbix.zabbix_screen:
    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
  community.zabbix.zabbix_screen:
    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
  community.zabbix.zabbix_screen:
    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)