theforeman.foreman.foreman – Foreman inventory source

Note

This plugin is part of the theforeman.foreman collection (version 2.2.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install theforeman.foreman.

To use it in a playbook, specify: theforeman.foreman.foreman.

Synopsis

  • Get inventory hosts from Foreman.

  • Uses a YAML configuration file that ends with foreman.(yml|yaml).

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this inventory.

  • requests >= 1.1

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
batch_size
integer
Default:
250
Number of hosts per batch that will be retrieved from the Foreman API per individual call
cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ini entries:

[inventory]
cache = no

env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE
Toggle to enable/disable the caching of the inventory's source data, requires a cache plugin setup to work.
cache_connection
string
ini entries:

[defaults]
fact_caching_connection = None

[inventory]
cache_connection = None

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_CONNECTION
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_CONNECTION
Cache connection data or path, read cache plugin documentation for specifics.
cache_plugin
string
Default:
"memory"
ini entries:

[defaults]
fact_caching = memory

[inventory]
cache_plugin = memory

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN
Cache plugin to use for the inventory's source data.
cache_prefix
string
Default:
"ansible_inventory_"
ini entries:

[default]
fact_caching_prefix = ansible_inventory_

[inventory]
cache_prefix = ansible_inventory_

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_PLUGIN_PREFIX
Prefix to use for cache plugin files/tables
cache_timeout
integer
Default:
3600
ini entries:

[defaults]
fact_caching_timeout = 3600

[inventory]
cache_timeout = 3600

env:ANSIBLE_CACHE_PLUGIN_TIMEOUT
env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_CACHE_TIMEOUT
Cache duration in seconds
compose
dictionary
Default:
{}
Create vars from jinja2 expressions.
foreman
string
Foreman server related configuration, deprecated.
You can pass use_reports_api in this dict to enable the Reporting API.
Only for backward compatibility.
group_prefix
string
Default:
"foreman_"
prefix to apply to foreman groups
groups
dictionary
Default:
{}
Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.
host_filters
string
This can be used to restrict the list of returned host
hostnames
list / elements=string
Default:
["name"]
A list of templates in order of precedence to compose inventory_hostname.
If the template results in an empty string or None value it is ignored.
keyed_groups
list / elements=string
Default:
[]
Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.
leading_separator
boolean
added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.
By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.
This is because the default prefix is "" and the default separator is "_".
Set this option to False to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.
If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.
To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.
legacy_hostvars
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Toggle, if true the plugin will build legacy hostvars present in the foreman script
Places hostvars in a dictionary with keys `foreman`, `foreman_facts`, and `foreman_params`
max_timeout
integer
Default:
600
Timeout before falling back to old host API when using report_data endpoint while polling.
password
string / required
env:FOREMAN_PASSWORD
Password of the user accessing the Foreman server.
plugin
string / required
    Choices:
  • theforeman.foreman.foreman
token that ensures this is a source file for the foreman plugin.
poll_interval
integer
Default:
10
The polling interval between 2 calls to the report_data endpoint while polling.
report
dictionary
Report API specific configuration, deprecated.
You can pass the Report API specific params as part of this dict, instead of the main configuration.
Only for backward compatibility.
strict
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.
Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.
url
string
Default:
"http://localhost:3000"
env:FOREMAN_SERVER
env:FOREMAN_SERVER_URL
env:FOREMAN_URL
URL of the Foreman server.
use_extra_vars
boolean
added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ini entries:

[inventory_plugins]
use_extra_vars = no

env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_USE_EXTRA_VARS
Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).
use_reports_api
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use Reporting API.
user
string / required
env:FOREMAN_USER
env:FOREMAN_USERNAME
Username accessing the Foreman server.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
env:FOREMAN_VALIDATE_CERTS
Whether or not to verify the TLS certificates of the Foreman server.
vars_prefix
string
Default:
"foreman_"
prefix to apply to host variables, does not include facts nor params
want_content_facet_attributes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch content view details that the host is tied to.
want_facts
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Toggle, if True the plugin will retrieve host facts from the server
want_host_group
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch host_groups and create groupings for the same.
want_hostcollections
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Toggle, if true the plugin will create Ansible groups for host collections
want_ipv4
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch ipv4 address of the host.
want_ipv6
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch ipv6 address of the host.
want_location
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch location the host belongs to and create groupings for the same.
want_organization
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch organization the host belongs to and create groupings for the same.
want_params
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Toggle, if true the inventory will retrieve 'all_parameters' information as host vars
want_smart_proxies
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch smart proxy that the host is registered to.
want_subnet
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch subnet.
want_subnet_v6
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Toggle, if true the inventory will fetch ipv6 subnet.

Examples

# my.foreman.yml
plugin: theforeman.foreman.foreman
url: https://foreman.example.com
user: ansibleinventory
password: changeme
host_filters: 'organization="Web Engineering"'

# shortname.foreman.yml
plugin: theforeman.foreman.foreman
url: https://foreman.example.com
user: ansibleinventory
password: changeme
hostnames:
  - name.split('.')[0]