t_systems_mms.icinga_director.icinga_host_template module – Manage host templates in Icinga2

Note

This module is part of the t_systems_mms.icinga_director collection (version 1.31.4).

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 t\_systems\_mms.icinga\_director.

To use it in a playbook, specify: t_systems_mms.icinga_director.icinga_host_template.

New in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.2.0

Synopsis

  • Add or remove a host template to Icinga2 through the director API.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

accept_config

boolean

added in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.9.0

Whether the agent is configured to accept config.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

address

string

Host address. Usually an IPv4 address, but may be any kind of address your check plugin is able to deal with.

address6

string

Host IPv6 address. Usually an IPv6 address, but may be any kind of address your check plugin is able to deal with.

append

boolean

added in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.25.0

Do not overwrite the whole object but instead append the defined properties.

Note - Appending to existing vars, imports or any other list/dict is not possible. You have to overwrite the complete list/dict.

Note - Variables that are set by default will also be applied, even if not set.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

check_command

string

The name of the check command.

Though this is not required to be defined in the director, you still have to supply a check_command in a host or host-template.

check_interval

string

Your regular check interval.

check_period

string

The name of a time period which determines when this object should be monitored. Not limited by default.

check_timeout

string

Check command timeout in seconds. Overrides the CheckCommand’s timeout attribute

client_cert

path

PEM formatted certificate chain file to be used for SSL client authentication.

This file can also include the key as well, and if the key is included, client_key is not required.

client_key

path

PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for SSL client authentication.

If client_cert contains both the certificate and key, this option is not required.

command_endpoint

string

The endpoint where commands are executed on.

disabled

boolean

Disabled objects will not be deployed.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

display_name

string

Alternative name for this host. Might be a host alias or and kind of string helping your users to identify this host.

enable_active_checks

boolean

Whether to actively check this object.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable_event_handler

boolean

Whether to enable event handlers this object.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable_flapping

boolean

Whether flap detection is enabled on this object.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable_notifications

boolean

Whether to send notifications for this object.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable_passive_checks

boolean

Whether to accept passive check results for this object.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable_perfdata

boolean

Whether to process performance data provided by this object.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

event_command

string

Event command for host which gets called on every check execution if one of these conditions matches

The host is in a soft state

The host state changes into a hard state

The host state recovers from a soft or hard state to OK/Up

flapping_threshold_high

string

Flapping upper bound in percent for a service to be considered flapping

flapping_threshold_low

string

Flapping lower bound in percent for a service to be considered not flapping

force

boolean

If yes do not get a cached copy.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

force_basic_auth

boolean

Credentials specified with url_username and url_password should be passed in HTTP Header.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

groups

list / elements=string

Hostgroups that should be directly assigned to this node. Hostgroups can be useful for various reasons.

You might assign service checks based on assigned hostgroup. They are also often used as an instrument to enforce restricted views in Icinga Web 2.

Hostgroups can be directly assigned to single hosts or to host templates.

You might also want to consider assigning hostgroups using apply rules.

Default: []

has_agent

boolean

added in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.9.0

Whether this host has the Icinga 2 Agent installed.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

http_agent

string

Header to identify as, generally appears in web server logs.

Default: "ansible-httpget"

icon_image

string

An URL pointing to an icon for this object.

Try “tux.png” for icons relative to public/img/icons or “cloud” (no extension) for items from the Icinga icon font

icon_image_alt

string

Alternative text to be shown in case above icon is missing

imports

list / elements=string

Choose a host-template.

master_should_connect

boolean

added in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.9.0

Whether the parent (master) node should actively try to connect to this agent.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

max_check_attempts

string

Defines after how many check attempts a new hard state is reached.

notes

string

added in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.8.0

Additional notes for this object.

notes_url

string

added in t_systems_mms.icinga_director 1.8.0

An URL pointing to additional notes for this object.

Separate multiple urls like this “’http://url1’ ‘http://url2’”.

Maximum length is 255 characters.

object_name

aliases: name

string / required

Icinga object name for this host template.

This is usually a fully qualified host name but it could basically be any kind of string.

To make things easier for your users we strongly suggest to use meaningful names for templates.

For example “generic-host” is ugly, “Standard Linux Server” is easier to understand.

retry_interval

string

Retry interval, will be applied after a state change unless the next hard state is reached.

state

string

Apply feature state.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

url

string / required

HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP URL in the form (http|https|ftp)://[user[:pass]]@host.domain[:port]/path

url_password

string

The password for use in HTTP basic authentication.

If the url_username parameter is not specified, the url_password parameter will not be used.

url_username

string

The username for use in HTTP basic authentication.

This parameter can be used without url_password for sites that allow empty passwords

use_gssapi

boolean

added in ansible-core 2.11

Use GSSAPI to perform the authentication, typically this is for Kerberos or Kerberos through Negotiate authentication.

Requires the Python library gssapi to be installed.

Credentials for GSSAPI can be specified with url_username/url_password or with the GSSAPI env var KRB5CCNAME that specified a custom Kerberos credential cache.

NTLM authentication is not supported even if the GSSAPI mech for NTLM has been installed.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

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

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

vars

dictionary

Custom properties of the host.

volatile

boolean

Whether this check is volatile.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

zone

string

Set the zone.

Notes

Note

  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

- name: Create host template
  t_systems_mms.icinga_director.icinga_host_template:
    state: present
    url: "{{ icinga_url }}"
    url_username: "{{ icinga_user }}"
    url_password: "{{ icinga_pass }}"
    accept_config: true
    check_command: hostalive
    check_interval: 90s
    check_timeout: 60
    command_endpoint: fooendpoint
    disabled: false
    display_name: foohosttemplate
    enable_active_checks: true
    enable_event_handler: false
    enable_flapping: false
    enable_notifications: true
    enable_passive_checks: false
    enable_perfdata: false
    flapping_threshold_high: "30.0"
    flapping_threshold_low: "25.0"
    has_agent: true
    icon_image_alt: "alt text"
    icon_image: "http://url1"
    master_should_connect: true
    max_check_attempts: 3
    object_name: foohosttemplate
    retry_interval: "1m"
    volatile: false
    groups:
      - "foohostgroup"
    imports:
      - ''
    vars:
      dnscheck: "no"

- name: Update host template
  t_systems_mms.icinga_director.icinga_host_template:
    state: present
    url: "{{ icinga_url }}"
    url_username: "{{ icinga_user }}"
    url_password: "{{ icinga_pass }}"
    object_name: foohosttemplate
    notes: "example note"
    notes_url: "'http://url1' 'http://url2'"
    append: true

Authors

  • Michaela Mattes (@michaelamattes)