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haproxy - Enable, disable, and set weights for HAProxy backend servers using socket commands.

New in version 1.9.

Synopsis

  • Enable, disable, drain and set weights for HAProxy backend servers using socket commands.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
backend Default:
auto-detected
Name of the HAProxy backend pool.
drain
(added in 2.4)
Wait until the server has no active connections or until the timeout determined by wait_interval and wait_retries is reached. Continue only after the status changes to 'MAINT'. This overrides the shutdown_sessions option.
fail_on_not_found
bool

(added in 2.2)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Fail whenever trying to enable/disable a backend host that does not exist
host
required
Name of the backend host to change.
shutdown_sessions
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When disabling a server, immediately terminate all the sessions attached to the specified server. This can be used to terminate long-running sessions after a server is put into maintenance mode. Overridden by the drain option.
socket Default:
/var/run/haproxy.sock
Path to the HAProxy socket file.
state
required
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • drain
Desired state of the provided backend host.
Note that drain state was added in version 2.4. It is supported only by HAProxy version 1.5 or later, if used on versions < 1.5, it will be ignored.
wait
bool

(added in 2.0)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Wait until the server reports a status of 'UP' when `state=enabled`, status of 'MAINT' when `state=disabled` or status of 'DRAIN' when `state=drain`
wait_interval
(added in 2.0)
Default:
5
Number of seconds to wait between retries.
wait_retries
(added in 2.0)
Default:
25
Number of times to check for status after changing the state.
weight
The value passed in argument. If the value ends with the `%` sign, then the new weight will be relative to the initially configured weight. Relative weights are only permitted between 0 and 100% and absolute weights are permitted between 0 and 256.

Notes

Note

  • Enable, disable and drain commands are restricted and can only be issued on sockets configured for level ‘admin’. For example, you can add the line ‘stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock level admin’ to the general section of haproxy.cfg. See http://haproxy.1wt.eu/download/1.5/doc/configuration.txt.
  • Depends on netcat (nc) being available; you need to install the appropriate package for your operating system before this module can be used.

Examples

# disable server in 'www' backend pool
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    backend: www

# disable server without backend pool name (apply to all available backend pool)
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'

# disable server, provide socket file
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    socket: /var/run/haproxy.sock
    backend: www

# disable server, provide socket file, wait until status reports in maintenance
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    socket: /var/run/haproxy.sock
    backend: www
    wait: yes

# Place server in drain mode, providing a socket file.  Then check the server's
# status every minute to see if it changes to maintenance mode, continuing if it
# does in an hour and failing otherwise.
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    socket: /var/run/haproxy.sock
    backend: www
    wait: yes
    drain: yes
    wait_interval: 1
    wait_retries: 60

# disable backend server in 'www' backend pool and drop open sessions to it
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    backend: www
    socket: /var/run/haproxy.sock
    shutdown_sessions: true

# disable server without backend pool name (apply to all available backend pool) but fail when the backend host is not found
- haproxy:
    state: disabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    fail_on_not_found: yes

# enable server in 'www' backend pool
- haproxy:
    state: enabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    backend: www

# enable server in 'www' backend pool wait until healthy
- haproxy:
    state: enabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    backend: www
    wait: yes

# enable server in 'www' backend pool wait until healthy. Retry 10 times with intervals of 5 seconds to retrieve the health
- haproxy:
    state: enabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    backend: www
    wait: yes
    wait_retries: 10
    wait_interval: 5

# enable server in 'www' backend pool with change server(s) weight
- haproxy:
    state: enabled
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    socket: /var/run/haproxy.sock
    weight: 10
    backend: www

# set the server in 'www' backend pool to drain mode
- haproxy:
    state: drain
    host: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    socket: /var/run/haproxy.sock
    backend: www

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Ravi Bhure (@ravibhure)

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