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hpilo_boot - Boot system using specific media through HP iLO interface

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module boots a system through its HP iLO interface. The boot media can be one of: cdrom, floppy, hdd, network or usb.
  • This module requires the hpilo python module.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
force
no
  • yes
  • no
Whether to force a reboot (even when the system is already booted).
As a safeguard, without force, hpilo_boot will refuse to reboot a server that is already running.
host
yes
The HP iLO hostname/address that is linked to the physical system.
image
no
The URL of a cdrom, floppy or usb boot media image. protocol://username:[email protected]:port/filename
protocol is either 'http' or 'https'
username:password is optional
port is optional
login
no Administrator
The login name to authenticate to the HP iLO interface.
media
no network
  • cdrom
  • floppy
  • hdd
  • network
  • normal
  • usb
The boot media to boot the system from
password
no admin
The password to authenticate to the HP iLO interface.
ssl_version
(added in 2.4)
no TLSv1
  • SSLv3
  • SSLv23
  • TLSv1
  • TLSv1_1
  • TLSv1_2
Change the ssl_version used.
state
no boot_once
  • boot_always
  • boot_once
  • connect
  • disconnect
  • no_boot
  • poweroff
The state of the boot media.
no_boot: Do not boot from the device
boot_once: Boot from the device once and then notthereafter
boot_always: Boot from the device each time the serveris rebooted
connect: Connect the virtual media device and set to boot_always
disconnect: Disconnects the virtual media device and set to no_boot
poweroff: Power off the server

Examples

- name: Task to boot a system using an ISO from an HP iLO interface only if the system is an HP server
  hpilo_boot:
    host: YOUR_ILO_ADDRESS
    login: YOUR_ILO_LOGIN
    password: YOUR_ILO_PASSWORD
    media: cdrom
    image: http://some-web-server/iso/boot.iso
  when: cmdb_hwmodel.startswith('HP ')
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Power off a server
  hpilo_boot:
    host: YOUR_ILO_HOST
    login: YOUR_ILO_LOGIN
    password: YOUR_ILO_PASSWORD
    state: poweroff
  delegate_to: localhost

Notes

Note

  • To use a USB key image you need to specify floppy as boot media.
  • This module ought to be run from a system that can access the HP iLO interface directly, either by using local_action or using delegate_to.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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