theforeman.foreman.job_invocation module – Invoke Remote Execution Jobs

Note

This module is part of the theforeman.foreman collection (version 3.6.0).

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 theforeman.foreman.

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

New in version 1.4.0: of theforeman.foreman

Synopsis

  • Invoke and schedule Remote Execution Jobs

Requirements

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

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

bookmark

string

Bookmark to infer the search query from

command

string

Command to be executed on host. Required for command templates

concurrency_control

dictionary

Control concurrency level and distribution over time

concurrency_level

integer

Maximum jobs to be executed at once

time_span

integer

Distribute tasks over given number of seconds

execution_timeout_interval

integer

Override the timeout interval from the template for this invocation only

inputs

dictionary

Inputs to use

job_template

string / required

Job template to execute

password

string / required

Password of the user accessing the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_PASSWORD will be used instead.

randomized_ordering

boolean

Whether to order the selected hosts randomly

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

recurrence

dictionary

Schedule a recurring job

cron_line

string

How often the job should occur, in the cron format

end_time

string

Perform no more executions after this time

max_iteration

integer

Repeat a maximum of N times

scheduling

dictionary

Schedule the job to start at a later time

start_at

string

Schedule the job for a future time

start_before

string

Indicates that the action should be cancelled if it cannot be started before this time.

search_query

string

Search query to identify hosts

server_url

string / required

URL of the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_SERVER_URL will be used instead.

ssh

dictionary

ssh related options

effective_user

string

What user should be used to run the script (using sudo-like mechanisms)

Defaults to a template parameter or global setting

targeting_type

string

Dynamic query updates the search results before execution (useful for scheduled jobs)

Choices:

  • static_query ← (default)

  • dynamic_query

username

string / required

Username accessing the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_USERNAME will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

Whether or not to verify the TLS certificates of the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

- name: "Run remote command on a single host once"
  job_invocation:
    search_query: "name ^ (foreman.example.com)"
    command: 'ls'
    job_template: "Run Command - SSH Default"
    ssh:
      effective_user: "tester"

- name: "Run ansible command on active hosts once a day"
  job_invocation:
    bookmark: 'active'
    command: 'pwd'
    job_template: "Run Command - Ansible Default"
    recurrence:
      cron_line: "30 2 * * *"
    concurrency_control:
      concurrency_level: 2

Return Values

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

Key

Description

entity

dictionary

Final state of the affected entities grouped by their type.

Returned: success

job_invocations

list / elements=dictionary

List of job invocations

Returned: success

Authors

  • Peter Ondrejka (@pondrejk)