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rax_mon_check – Create or delete a Rackspace Cloud Monitoring check for an existing entity.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Create or delete a Rackspace Cloud Monitoring check associated with an existing rax_mon_entity. A check is a specific test or measurement that is performed, possibly from different monitoring zones, on the systems you monitor. Rackspace monitoring module flow | rax_mon_entity -> rax_mon_check -> rax_mon_notification -> rax_mon_notification_plan -> rax_mon_alarm

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • pyrax

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_key
-
Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

aliases: password
auth_endpoint
-
added in 1.5
Default:
https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/
The URI of the authentication service.
check_type
- / required
    Choices:
  • remote.dns
  • remote.ftp-banner
  • remote.http
  • remote.imap-banner
  • remote.mssql-banner
  • remote.mysql-banner
  • remote.ping
  • remote.pop3-banner
  • remote.postgresql-banner
  • remote.smtp-banner
  • remote.smtp
  • remote.ssh
  • remote.tcp
  • remote.telnet-banner
  • agent.filesystem
  • agent.memory
  • agent.load_average
  • agent.cpu
  • agent.disk
  • agent.network
  • agent.plugin
The type of check to create. remote. checks may be created on any rax_mon_entity. agent. checks may only be created on rax_mon_entities that have a non-null agent_id.
credentials
-
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
details
-
Additional details specific to the check type. Must be a hash of strings between 1 and 255 characters long, or an array or object containing 0 to 256 items.
disabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If "yes", ensure the check is created, but don't actually use it yet.
entity_id
- / required
ID of the rax_mon_entity to target with this check.
env
-
added in 1.5
identity_type
-
added in 1.5
Default:
rackspace
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
label
- / required
Defines a label for this check, between 1 and 64 characters long.
metadata
-
Hash of arbitrary key-value pairs to accompany this check if it fires. Keys and values must be strings between 1 and 255 characters long.
monitoring_zones_poll
-
Comma-separated list of the names of the monitoring zones the check should run from. Available monitoring zones include mzdfw, mzhkg, mziad, mzlon, mzord and mzsyd. Required for remote.* checks; prohibited for agent.* checks.
period
-
The number of seconds between each time the check is performed. Must be greater than the minimum period set on your account.
region
-
Default:
DFW
Region to create an instance in.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Ensure that a check with this label exists or does not exist.
target_alias
-
One of `target_alias` and `target_hostname` is required for remote.* checks, but prohibited for agent.* checks. Use the corresponding key in the entity's `ip_addresses` hash to resolve an IP address to target.
target_hostname
-
One of `target_hostname` and `target_alias` is required for remote.* checks, but prohibited for agent.* checks. The hostname this check should target. Must be a valid IPv4, IPv6, or FQDN.
tenant_id
-
added in 1.5
The tenant ID used for authentication.
tenant_name
-
added in 1.5
The tenant name used for authentication.
timeout
-
The number of seconds this check will wait when attempting to collect results. Must be less than the period.
username
-
Rackspace username, overrides credentials.
verify_ssl
-
added in 1.5
Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Notes

Note

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.
  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating
  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file
  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, ...)

Examples

- name: Create a monitoring check
  gather_facts: False
  hosts: local
  connection: local
  tasks:
  - name: Associate a check with an existing entity.
    rax_mon_check:
      credentials: ~/.rax_pub
      state: present
      entity_id: "{{ the_entity['entity']['id'] }}"
      label: the_check
      check_type: remote.ping
      monitoring_zones_poll: mziad,mzord,mzdfw
      details:
        count: 10
      meta:
        hurf: durf
    register: the_check

Status

Authors

  • Ash Wilson (@smashwilson)

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