community.general.cobbler_system – Manage system objects in Cobbler

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.4.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

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

Synopsis

  • Add, modify or remove systems in Cobbler

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
host
string
Default:
"127.0.0.1"
The name or IP address of the Cobbler system.
interfaces
dictionary
A list of dictionaries containing interface options.
name
string
The system name to manage.
password
string
The password to log in to Cobbler.
port
integer
Port number to be used for REST connection.
The default value depends on parameter use_ssl.
properties
dictionary
A dictionary with system properties.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Whether the system should be present, absent or a query is made.
sync
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Sync on changes.
Concurrently syncing Cobbler is bound to fail.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username
string
Default:
"cobbler"
The username to log in to Cobbler.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Ensure the system exists in Cobbler
  community.general.cobbler_system:
    host: cobbler01
    username: cobbler
    password: MySuperSecureP4sswOrd
    name: myhost
    properties:
      profile: CentOS6-x86_64
      name_servers: [ 2.3.4.5, 3.4.5.6 ]
      name_servers_search: foo.com, bar.com
    interfaces:
      eth0:
        macaddress: 00:01:02:03:04:05
        ipaddress: 1.2.3.4
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable network boot in Cobbler
  community.general.cobbler_system:
    host: bdsol-aci-cobbler-01
    username: cobbler
    password: ins3965!
    name: bdsol-aci51-apic1.cisco.com
    properties:
      netboot_enabled: yes
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query all systems in Cobbler
  community.general.cobbler_system:
    host: cobbler01
    username: cobbler
    password: MySuperSecureP4sswOrd
    state: query
  register: cobbler_systems
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a specific system in Cobbler
  community.general.cobbler_system:
    host: cobbler01
    username: cobbler
    password: MySuperSecureP4sswOrd
    name: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    state: query
  register: cobbler_properties
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Ensure the system does not exist in Cobbler
  community.general.cobbler_system:
    host: cobbler01
    username: cobbler
    password: MySuperSecureP4sswOrd
    name: myhost
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
system
dictionary
when name is provided
(Resulting) information about the system we are working with

systems
list / elements=string
state=query and name is not provided
List of systems



Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)