postgresql_ping – Check remote PostgreSQL server availability

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Simple module to check remote PostgreSQL server availability.

Requirements

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

  • psycopg2

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
string
Specifies the name of a file containing SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate(s).
If the file exists, the server's certificate will be verified to be signed by one of these authorities.

aliases: ssl_rootcert
db
string
Name of database to connect.

aliases: login_db
login_host
string
Host running the database.
login_password
string
The password used to authenticate with.
login_unix_socket
string
Path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
string
Default:
"postgres"
The username used to authenticate with.
port
integer
Default:
5432
Database port to connect to.

aliases: login_port
ssl_mode
string
    Choices:
  • allow
  • disable
  • prefer ←
  • require
  • verify-ca
  • verify-full
Determines whether or with what priority a secure SSL TCP/IP connection will be negotiated with the server.
See https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-ssl.html for more information on the modes.
Default of prefer matches libpq default.

Notes

Note

  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.
  • This module uses psycopg2, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 is installed on the host before using this module. If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host. For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.
  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.
  • This module uses psycopg2, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 is installed on the host before using this module. If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host. For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.
  • The ca_cert parameter requires at least Postgres version 8.4 and psycopg2 version 2.4.3.

Examples

# PostgreSQL ping dbsrv server from the shell:
# ansible dbsrv -m postgresql_ping

# In the example below you need to generate certificates previously.
# See https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/libpq-ssl.html for more information.
- name: PostgreSQL ping dbsrv server using not default credentials and ssl
  postgresql_ping:
    db: protected_db
    login_host: dbsrv
    login_user: secret
    login_password: secret_pass
    ca_cert: /root/root.crt
    ssl_mode: verify-full

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
is_available
boolean
always
PostgreSQL server availability.

Sample:
True
server_version
dictionary
always
PostgreSQL server version.

Sample:
{'major': 10, 'minor': 1}


Status

Authors

  • Andrew Klychkov (@Andersson007)

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