community.windows.win_disk_image module – Manage ISO/VHD/VHDX mounts on Windows hosts

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 2.1.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_disk_image.

Synopsis

  • Manages mount behavior for a specified ISO, VHD, or VHDX image on a Windows host. When state is present, the image will be mounted under a system-assigned drive letter, which will be returned in the mount_path value of the module result.

  • Requires Windows 8+ or Windows Server 2012+.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

image_path

string / required

Path to an ISO, VHD, or VHDX image on the target Windows host (the file cannot reside on a network share)

state

string

Whether the image should be present as a drive-letter mount or not.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

Examples

# Run installer from mounted ISO, then unmount
- name: Ensure an ISO is mounted
  community.windows.win_disk_image:
    image_path: C:\install.iso
    state: present
  register: disk_image_out

- name: Run installer from mounted ISO
  ansible.windows.win_package:
    path: '{{ disk_image_out.mount_paths[0] }}setup\setup.exe'
    product_id: 35a4e767-0161-46b0-979f-e61f282fee21
    state: present

- name: Unmount ISO
  community.windows.win_disk_image:
    image_path: C:\install.iso
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

mount_paths

list / elements=string

A list of filesystem paths mounted from the target image.

Returned: when state is present

Sample: ["E:\\", "F:\\"]

Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)