community.general.aix_devices module – Manages AIX devices

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.4.0).

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.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.aix_devices.

Synopsis

  • This module discovers, defines, removes and modifies attributes of AIX devices.

Aliases: system.aix_devices

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

attributes

dictionary

A list of device attributes.

device

string

The name of the device.

all is valid to rescan available all devices (AIX cfgmgr command).

force

boolean

Forces action.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

recursive

boolean

Removes or defines a device and children devices.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

Controls the device state.

available (alias present) rescan a specific device or all devices (when device is not specified).

removed (alias absent removes a device.

defined changes device to Defined state.

Choices:

  • "available" ← (default)

  • "defined"

  • "removed"

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: Scan new devices
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: all
    state: available

- name: Scan new virtual devices (vio0)
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: vio0
    state: available

- name: Removing IP alias to en0
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: en0
    attributes:
      delalias4: 10.0.0.100,255.255.255.0

- name: Removes ent2
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: ent2
    state: removed

- name: Put device en2 in Defined
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: en2
    state: defined

- name: Removes ent4 (inexistent).
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: ent4
    state: removed

- name: Put device en4 in Defined (inexistent)
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: en4
    state: defined

- name: Put vscsi1 and children devices in Defined state.
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: vscsi1
    recursive: true
    state: defined

- name: Removes vscsi1 and children devices.
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: vscsi1
    recursive: true
    state: removed

- name: Changes en1 mtu to 9000 and disables arp.
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: en1
    attributes:
      mtu: 900
      arp: 'off'
    state: available

- name: Configure IP, netmask and set en1 up.
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: en1
    attributes:
      netaddr: 192.168.0.100
      netmask: 255.255.255.0
      state: up
    state: available

- name: Adding IP alias to en0
  community.general.aix_devices:
    device: en0
    attributes:
      alias4: 10.0.0.100,255.255.255.0
    state: available

Authors

  • Kairo Araujo (@kairoaraujo)