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beadm - Manage ZFS boot environments on FreeBSD/Solaris/illumos systems.

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Create, delete or activate ZFS boot environments.
  • Mount and unmount ZFS boot environments.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description Default:
"no"
Associate a description with a new boot environment. This option is available only on Solarish platforms.
force
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Specifies if the unmount should be forced.
mountpoint Default:
"no"
Path where to mount the ZFS boot environment
name
required
ZFS boot environment name.

aliases: be
options Default:
"no"
Create the datasets for new BE with specific ZFS properties. Multiple options can be specified. This option is available only on Solarish platforms.
snapshot Default:
"no"
If specified, the new boot environment will be cloned from the given snapshot or inactive boot environment.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • activated
  • mounted
  • unmounted
Create or delete ZFS boot environment.

Examples

- name: Create ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    state: present

- name: Create ZFS boot environment from existing inactive boot environment
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    snapshot: [email protected]
    state: present

- name: Create ZFS boot environment with compression enabled and description "upgrade"
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    options: "compression=on"
    description: upgrade
    state: present

- name: Delete ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: old-be
    state: absent

- name: Mount ZFS boot environment on /tmp/be
  beadm:
    name: BE
    mountpoint: /tmp/be
    state: mounted

- name: Unmount ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: BE
    state: unmounted

- name: Activate ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    state: activated

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
description
string
always
BE description

Sample:
Upgrade from 9.0 to 10.0
force
boolean
always
if forced action is wanted

mountpoint
string
always
BE mountpoint

Sample:
/mnt/be
name
string
always
BE name

Sample:
pre-upgrade
options
string
always
BE additional options

Sample:
compression=on
snapshot
string
always
ZFS snapshot to create BE from

Sample:
state
string
always
state of the target

Sample:
present


Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Adam Števko (@xen0l)

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