community.windows.win_partition module – Creates, changes and removes partitions on Windows Server

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_partition.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

active

boolean

Specifies if the partition is active and can be used to start the system. This property is only valid when the disk’s partition style is MBR.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

disk_number

integer

Disk number is mandatory for creating new partitions.

A combination of disk_number and partition_number can be used to specify the partition instead of drive_letter if required.

drive_letter

string

Used for accessing partitions if disk_number and partition_number are not provided.

Use auto for automatically assigning a drive letter, or a letter A-Z for manually assigning a drive letter to a new partition. If not specified, no drive letter is assigned when creating a new partition.

gpt_type

string

Specify the partition’s GPT type if the disk’s partition style is GPT.

This only applies to new partitions.

This does not relate to the partitions file system formatting.

Choices:

  • "system_partition"

  • "microsoft_reserved"

  • "basic_data"

  • "microsoft_recovery"

hidden

boolean

Hides the target partition, making it undetectable by the mount manager.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

mbr_type

string

Specify the partition’s MBR type if the disk’s partition style is MBR.

This only applies to new partitions.

This does not relate to the partitions file system formatting.

Choices:

  • "fat12"

  • "fat16"

  • "extended"

  • "huge"

  • "ifs"

  • "fat32"

offline

boolean

Sets the partition offline.

Adding a mount point (such as a drive letter) will cause the partition to go online again.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

partition_number

integer

Used in conjunction with disk_number to uniquely identify a partition.

partition_size

string

Specify size of the partition in B, KB, KiB, MB, MiB, GB, GiB, TB or TiB. Use -1 to specify maximum supported size.

Partition size is mandatory for creating a new partition but not for updating or deleting a partition.

The decimal SI prefixes kilo, mega, giga, tera, etc., are powers of 10^3 = 1000. The binary prefixes kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, etc. respectively refer to the corresponding power of 2^10 = 1024. Thus, a gigabyte (GB) is 1000000000 (1000^3) bytes while 1 gibibyte (GiB) is 1073741824 (1024^3) bytes.

read_only

boolean

Make the partition read only, restricting changes from being made to the partition.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

state

string

Used to specify the state of the partition. Use absent to specify if a partition should be removed and present to specify if the partition should be created or updated.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create a partition with drive letter D and size 5 GiB
  community.windows.win_partition:
    drive_letter: D
    partition_size: 5 GiB
    disk_number: 1

- name: Resize previously created partition to it's maximum size and change it's drive letter to E
  community.windows.win_partition:
    drive_letter: E
    partition_size: -1
    partition_number: 1
    disk_number: 1

- name: Delete partition
  community.windows.win_partition:
    disk_number: 1
    partition_number: 1
    state: absent

Authors

  • Varun Chopra (@chopraaa)