service_facts – Return service state information as fact data¶
New in version 2.5.
The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.
- Any of the following supported init systems: systemd, sysv, upstart
- When accessing the
ansible_facts.servicesfacts collected by this module, it is recommended to not use “dot notation” because services can have a
-character in their name which would result in invalid “dot notation”, such as
ansible_facts.services.zuul-gateway. It is instead recommended to using the string value of the service name as the key in order to obtain the fact data value like
Facts returned by this module are added/updated in the
hostvars host facts and can be referenced by name just like any other host fact. They do not need to be registered in order to use them.