Default variable details

Some of debops.monit default variables have more extensive configuration than simple strings or lists, here you can find documentation and examples for them.


The monit__*_config variables contain the Monit configuration which will be generated in the /etc/monit/conf.d/ directory. The configuration stored in this directory will override configuration defined in the main Monit config file.

Each entry is a YAML dictionary that defines one configuration file with specific parameters:

Required. Name of the configuration file. This parameter is used as the key in the internal configuration dictionary and can be used to override configuration entries in the inventory.
A string or YAML text block with the contents of the generated configuration file. See the monit(1) for the Monit configuration syntax that can be used here. This parameter can use Jinja template statements for conditional configuration.
Optional. If specified, this number will be prepended to the configuration file name to aid with order of the configuration files.
Optional. If not specified or present, the configuration will be generated. If absent, existing configuration will be removed. If init, the configuration will be defined, but it won't be generated - this can be used to conditionally enable Monit configuration without the need to define it entirely. If ignore, a given configuration entry will not be processed by the role.
Optional. Set the attributes of the generated configuration file (they are set to 0600 by default). If the mode 0600 is set explicitly, the configuration file generation will not be logged by Ansible and diff of the file will not be shown, this is useful for files with sensitive data like passwords.
Optional. String or YAML text block with additional comments about the configuration.


Check some of the system parameters using Monit:


  - name: 'check_system'
    content: |
      check system
      if loadavg (1min) > 4 for 5 cycles then alert
      if memory usage > 75% for 5 cycles then alert
    weight: 50