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ipmi_boot - Management of order of boot devices

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Use this module to manage order of boot devices

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6
  • pyghmi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
bootdev
required
    Choices:
  • network -- Request network boot
  • floppy -- Boot from floppy
  • hd -- Boot from hard drive
  • safe -- Boot from hard drive, requesting 'safe mode'
  • optical -- boot from CD/DVD/BD drive
  • setup -- Boot into setup utility
  • default -- remove any IPMI directed boot device request
Set boot device to use on next reboot
name
required
Hostname or ip address of the BMC.
password
required
Password to connect to the BMC.
persistent
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set, ask that system firmware uses this device beyond next boot. Be aware many systems do not honor this.
port Default:
623
Remote RMCP port.
state
    Choices:
  • present -- Request system turn on
  • absent -- Request system turn on
Default:
"present"
Whether to ensure that boot devices is desired.
uefiboot
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set, request UEFI boot explicitly. Strictly speaking, the spec suggests that if not set, the system should BIOS boot and offers no "don't care" option. In practice, this flag not being set does not preclude UEFI boot on any system I've encountered.
user
required
Username to use to connect to the BMC.

Examples

# Ensure bootdevice is HD.
- ipmi_boot:
    name: test.testdomain.com
    user: admin
    password: password
    bootdev: hd

# Ensure bootdevice is not Network
- ipmi_boot:
    name: test.testdomain.com
    user: admin
    password: password
    bootdev: network
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
bootdev
string
success
The boot device name which will be used beyond next boot.

Sample:
default
persistent
bool
success
If True, system firmware will use this device beyond next boot.

uefimode
bool
success
If True, system firmware will use UEFI boot explicitly beyond next boot.



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.

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