ansible.windows.win_reboot – Reboot a windows machine

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.windows collection (version 1.2.0).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.windows.win_reboot.

Synopsis

  • Reboot a Windows machine, wait for it to go down, come back up, and respond to commands.

  • For non-Windows targets, use the ansible.builtin.reboot module instead.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
boot_time_command
string
Default:
"(Get-WmiObject -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime"
Command to run that returns a unique string indicating the last time the system was booted.
Setting this to a command that has different output each time it is run will cause the task to fail.
connect_timeout
integer
Default:
5
Maximum seconds to wait for a single successful TCP connection to the WinRM endpoint before trying again.

aliases: connect_timeout_sec
msg
string
Default:
"Reboot initiated by Ansible"
Message to display to users.
post_reboot_delay
integer
Default:
0
Seconds to wait after the reboot command was successful before attempting to validate the system rebooted successfully.
This is useful if you want wait for something to settle despite your connection already working.

aliases: post_reboot_delay_sec
pre_reboot_delay
integer
Default:
2
Seconds to wait before reboot. Passed as a parameter to the reboot command.

aliases: pre_reboot_delay_sec
reboot_timeout
integer
Default:
600
Maximum seconds to wait for machine to re-appear on the network and respond to a test command.
This timeout is evaluated separately for both reboot verification and test command success so maximum clock time is actually twice this value.

aliases: reboot_timeout_sec
test_command
string
Default:
"whoami"
Command to expect success for to determine the machine is ready for management.

Notes

Note

See Also

See also

ansible.builtin.reboot

The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.reboot module.

Examples

- name: Reboot the machine with all defaults
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:

- name: Reboot a slow machine that might have lots of updates to apply
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:
    reboot_timeout: 3600

# Install a Windows feature and reboot if necessary
- name: Install IIS Web-Server
  ansible.windows.win_feature:
    name: Web-Server
  register: iis_install

- name: Reboot when Web-Server feature requires it
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:
  when: iis_install.reboot_required

# One way to ensure the system is reliable, is to set WinRM to a delayed startup
- name: Ensure WinRM starts when the system has settled and is ready to work reliably
  ansible.windows.win_service:
    name: WinRM
    start_mode: delayed


# Additionally, you can add a delay before running the next task
- name: Reboot a machine that takes time to settle after being booted
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:
    post_reboot_delay: 120

# Or you can make win_reboot validate exactly what you need to work before running the next task
- name: Validate that the netlogon service has started, before running the next task
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:
    test_command: 'exit (Get-Service -Name Netlogon).Status -ne "Running"'

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
elapsed
float
always
The number of seconds that elapsed waiting for the system to be rebooted.

Sample:
23.2
rebooted
boolean
always
True if the machine was rebooted.

Sample:
True


Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)