sensu.sensu_go.silence module – Manage Sensu silences

Note

This module is part of the sensu.sensu_go collection (version 1.13.1).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: sensu.sensu_go.silence.

New in sensu.sensu_go 1.0.0

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

annotations

dictionary

Custom metadata fields with fewer restrictions, as key/value pairs.

These are preserved by Sensu but not accessible as tokens or identifiers, and are mainly intended for use with external tools.

auth

dictionary

Authentication parameters. Can define each of them with ENV as well.

api_key

string

added in sensu.sensu_go 1.3.0

The API key that should be used when authenticating. If this is not set, the value of the SENSU_API_KEY environment variable will be checked.

This replaces auth.user and auth.password parameters.

For more information about the API key, refer to the official Sensu documentation at https://docs.sensu.io/sensu-go/latest/guides/use-apikey-feature/.

ca_path

path

added in sensu.sensu_go 1.5.0

Path to the CA bundle that should be used to validate the backend certificate.

If this parameter is not set, module will use the CA bundle that python is using.

It is also possible to set this parameter via the SENSU_CA_PATH environment variable.

password

string

The Sensu user’s password. If this is not set the value of the SENSU_PASSWORD environment variable will be checked.

This parameter is ignored if the auth.api_key parameter is set.

Default: "P@ssw0rd!"

url

string

Location of the Sensu backend API. If this is not set the value of the SENSU_URL environment variable will be checked.

Default: "http://localhost:8080"

user

string

The username to use for connecting to the Sensu API. If this is not set the value of the SENSU_USER environment variable will be checked.

This parameter is ignored if the auth.api_key parameter is set.

Default: "admin"

verify

boolean

added in sensu.sensu_go 1.5.0

Flag that controls the certificate validation.

If you are using self-signed certificates, you can set this parameter to false.

ONLY USE THIS PARAMETER IN DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS! In you use self-signed certificates in production, see the auth.ca_path parameter.

It is also possible to set this parameter via the SENSU_VERIFY environment variable.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

begin

integer

UNIX time at which silence entry goes into effect.

check

string

The name of the check the entry should match.

If left empty a silencing entry will contain an asterisk in the check position. This indicates that any event where the originating entities subscriptions match the subscription specified in the entry will be marked as silenced, regardless of the check name.

This parameter is required if the subscription parameter is absent.

expire

integer

Number of seconds until the silence expires.

expire_on_resolve

boolean

If the entry should be deleted when a check begins return OK status (resolves).

Choices:

  • false

  • true

labels

dictionary

Custom metadata fields that can be accessed within Sensu, as key/value pairs.

namespace

string

RBAC namespace to operate in. If this is not set the value of the SENSU_NAMESPACE environment variable will be used.

Default: "default"

reason

string

Reason for silencing.

state

string

Target state of the Sensu object.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

subscription

string

The name of the subscription the entry should match.

If left empty a silencing entry will contain an asterisk in the subscription position. This indicates that any event with a matching check name will be marked as silenced, regardless of the originating entities subscriptions.

Specific entity can also be targeted by taking advantage of per-entity subscription (entity:<entity_name>).

This parameter is required if the check parameter is absent.

See Also

See also

sensu.sensu_go.silence_info

The official documentation on the sensu.sensu_go.silence_info module.

Examples

- name: Silence a specific check
  sensu.sensu_go.silence:
    subscription: proxy
    check: check-disk

- name: Silence specific check regardless of the originating entities subscription
  sensu.sensu_go.silence:
    check: check-cpu

- name: Silence all checks on a specific entity
  sensu.sensu_go.silence:
    subscription: entity:important-entity
    expire: 120
    reason: rebooting the world

- name: Delete a silencing entry
  sensu.sensu_go.silence:
    subscription: entity:important-entity
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

object

dictionary

Object representing Sensu silence.

Returned: success

Sample: {"begin": 1542671205, "check": null, "creator": "admin", "expire": -1, "expire_on_resolve": false, "metadata": {"annotations": null, "labels": null, "name": "entity:i-424242:*", "namespace": "default"}, "reason": null, "subscription": "entity:i-424242"}

Authors

  • Paul Arthur (@flowerysong)

  • Aljaz Kosir (@aljazkosir)

  • Manca Bizjak (@mancabizjak)

  • Tadej Borovsak (@tadeboro)