community.general.aix_filesystem module – Configure LVM and NFS file systems for AIX

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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_filesystem.

Synopsis

  • This module creates, removes, mount and unmount LVM and NFS file system for AIX using /etc/filesystems.

  • For LVM file systems is possible to resize a file system.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

account_subsystem

boolean

Specifies whether the file system is to be processed by the accounting subsystem.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

attributes

list / elements=string

Specifies attributes for files system separated by comma.

Default: “agblksize=\u00274096\u0027,isnapshot=\u0027no\u0027”

auto_mount

boolean

File system is automatically mounted at system restart.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

device

string

Logical volume (LV) device name or remote export device to create a NFS file system.

It is used to create a file system on an already existing logical volume or the exported NFS file system.

If not mentioned a new logical volume name will be created following AIX standards (LVM).

filesystem

string / required

Specifies the mount point, which is the directory where the file system will be mounted.

fs_type

string

Specifies the virtual file system type.

Default: “jfs2”

mount_group

string

Specifies the mount group.

nfs_server

string

Specifies a Network File System (NFS) server.

permissions

string

Set file system permissions. rw (read-write) or ro (read-only).

Choices:

  • ro

  • rw ← (default)

rm_mount_point

boolean

Removes the mount point directory when used with state absent.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

size

string

Specifies the file system size.

For already present it will be resized.

512-byte blocks, Megabytes or Gigabytes. If the value has M specified it will be in Megabytes. If the value has G specified it will be in Gigabytes.

If no M or G the value will be 512-byte blocks.

If “+” is specified in begin of value, the value will be added.

If “-” is specified in begin of value, the value will be removed.

If “+” or “-” is not specified, the total value will be the specified.

Size will respects the LVM AIX standards.

state

string

Controls the file system state.

present check if file system exists, creates or resize.

absent removes existing file system if already unmounted.

mounted checks if the file system is mounted or mount the file system.

unmounted check if the file system is unmounted or unmount the file system.

Choices:

  • absent

  • mounted

  • present ← (default)

  • unmounted

vg

string

Specifies an existing volume group (VG).

Notes

Note

  • For more attributes, please check “crfs” AIX manual.

Examples

- name: Create filesystem in a previously defined logical volume.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    device: testlv
    community.general.filesystem: /testfs
    state: present

- name: Creating NFS filesystem from nfshost.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    device: /home/ftp
    nfs_server: nfshost
    community.general.filesystem: /home/ftp
    state: present

- name: Creating a new file system without a previously logical volume.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /newfs
    size: 1G
    state: present
    vg: datavg

- name: Unmounting /testfs.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /testfs
    state: unmounted

- name: Resizing /mksysb to +512M.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /mksysb
    size: +512M
    state: present

- name: Resizing /mksysb to 11G.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /mksysb
    size: 11G
    state: present

- name: Resizing /mksysb to -2G.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /mksysb
    size: -2G
    state: present

- name: Remove NFS filesystem /home/ftp.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /home/ftp
    rm_mount_point: yes
    state: absent

- name: Remove /newfs.
  community.general.aix_filesystem:
    community.general.filesystem: /newfs
    rm_mount_point: yes
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

Return changed for aix_filesystems actions as true or false.

Returned: always

msg

string

Return message regarding the action.

Returned: always

Authors

  • Kairo Araujo (@kairoaraujo)