netbox.netbox.netbox_contact module – Creates or removes contacts from NetBox

Note

This module is part of the netbox.netbox collection (version 3.8.1).

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 netbox.netbox. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netbox.netbox.netbox_contact.

New in netbox.netbox 3.5.0

Synopsis

  • Creates or removes contacts from NetBox

Requirements

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

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cert

any

Certificate path

data

dictionary / required

Defines the contact configuration

address

string

The address of the contact

comments

string

Comments on the contact

contact_group

any

Group assignment for the contact

custom_fields

dictionary

must exist in NetBox

email

string

The email of the contact

string

added in netbox.netbox 3.7.0

URL associated with the contact

name

string / required

Name of the contact to be created

phone

string

The phone number of the contact

tags

list / elements=any

Any tags that the contact may need to be associated with

title

string

The title of the contact

netbox_token

string / required

The NetBox API token.

netbox_url

string / required

The URL of the NetBox instance.

Must be accessible by the Ansible control host.

query_params

list / elements=string

This can be used to override the specified values in ALLOWED_QUERY_PARAMS that are defined

in plugins/module_utils/netbox_utils.py and provides control to users on what may make

an object unique in their environment.

state

string

The state of the object.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

validate_certs

any

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using a self-signed certificates.

Default: true

Notes

Note

  • Tags should be defined as a YAML list

  • This should be ran with connection local and hosts localhost

Examples

- name: "Test NetBox module"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False
  tasks:
    - name: Create contact within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_contact:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Contact One
        state: present

    - name: Delete contact within netbox
      netbox_contact:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Contact One
        state: absent

    - name: Create contact with all parameters
      netbox_contact:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: contact ABC
          title: Mr Contact
          phone: 123456789
          email: [email protected]
          tags:
            - tagA
            - tagB
            - tagC
        state: present

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

contact

dictionary

Serialized object as created or already existent within NetBox

Returned: on creation

msg

string

Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

Returned: always

Authors

  • Martin Rødvand (@rodvand)