netbox.netbox.netbox_rack_group module – Create, update or delete racks groups within 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_rack_group.

New in netbox.netbox 0.1.0

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes racks groups 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 rack group configuration

name

string / required

The name of the rack group

site

any

Required if state=present and the rack does not exist yet

slug

string

The slugified version of the name or custom slug.

This is auto-generated following NetBox rules if not provided

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 modules"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False

  tasks:
    - name: Create rack group within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_rack_group:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test rack group
          site: Test Site
        state: present

    - name: Delete rack group within netbox
      netbox_rack_group:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Rack group
          site: Test Site
        state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

Returned: always

rack_group

dictionary

Serialized object as created or already existent within NetBox

Returned: success (when state=present)

Authors

  • Mikhail Yohman (@FragmentedPacket)