win_eventlog_entry – Write entries to Windows event logs

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Write log entries to a given event log from a specified source.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
category
integer
A numeric task category associated with the category message file for the log source.
entry_type
string
    Choices:
  • Error
  • FailureAudit
  • Information
  • SuccessAudit
  • Warning
Indicates the entry being written to the log is of a specific type.
event_id
integer / required
The numeric event identifier for the entry.
Value must be between 0 and 65535.
log
string / required
Name of the event log to write an entry to.
message
string / required
The message for the given log entry.
raw_data
string
Binary data associated with the log entry.
Value must be a comma-separated array of 8-bit unsigned integers (0 to 255).
source
string / required
Name of the log source to indicate where the entry is from.

Notes

Note

  • This module will always report a change when writing an event entry.

See Also

See also

win_eventlog – Manage Windows event logs
The official documentation on the win_eventlog module.

Examples

- name: Write an entry to a Windows event log
  win_eventlog_entry:
    log: MyNewLog
    source: NewLogSource1
    event_id: 1234
    message: This is a test log entry.

- name: Write another entry to a different Windows event log
  win_eventlog_entry:
    log: AnotherLog
    source: MyAppSource
    event_id: 5000
    message: An error has occurred.
    entry_type: Error
    category: 5
    raw_data: 10,20

Status

Authors

  • Andrew Saraceni (@andrewsaraceni)

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