community.general.hpilo_info – Gather information through an HP iLO interface

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module gathers information on a specific system using its HP iLO interface. These information includes hardware and network related information useful for provisioning (e.g. macaddress, uuid).

  • This module requires the hpilo python module.

  • This module was called hpilo_facts before Ansible 2.9, returning ansible_facts. Note that the community.general.hpilo_info module no longer returns ansible_facts!

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • hpilo

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
host
string / required
The HP iLO hostname/address that is linked to the physical system.
login
string
Default:
"Administrator"
The login name to authenticate to the HP iLO interface.
password
string
Default:
"admin"
The password to authenticate to the HP iLO interface.
ssl_version
string
    Choices:
  • SSLv3
  • SSLv23
  • TLSv1 ←
  • TLSv1_1
  • TLSv1_2
Change the ssl_version used.

Notes

Note

  • This module ought to be run from a system that can access the HP iLO interface directly, either by using local_action or using delegate_to.

Examples

- name: Gather facts from a HP iLO interface only if the system is an HP server
  community.general.hpilo_info:
    host: YOUR_ILO_ADDRESS
    login: YOUR_ILO_LOGIN
    password: YOUR_ILO_PASSWORD
  when: cmdb_hwmodel.startswith('HP ')
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: results

- ansible.builtin.fail:
    msg: 'CMDB serial ({{ cmdb_serialno }}) does not match hardware serial ({{ results.hw_system_serial }}) !'
  when: cmdb_serialno != results.hw_system_serial

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hw_bios_date
string
always
BIOS date

Sample:
05/05/2011
hw_bios_version
string
always
BIOS version

Sample:
P68
hw_eth_ilo
dictionary
always
Interface information (for the iLO network interface)

Sample:
[{'macaddress': '00:11:22:33:44:BA'}, {'macaddress_dash': '00-11-22-33-44-BA'}]
hw_ethX
dictionary
always
Interface information (for each interface)

Sample:
[{'macaddress': '00:11:22:33:44:55', 'macaddress_dash': '00-11-22-33-44-55'}]
hw_product_name
string
always
Product name

Sample:
ProLiant DL360 G7
hw_product_uuid
string
always
Product UUID

Sample:
ef50bac8-2845-40ff-81d9-675315501dac
hw_system_serial
string
always
System serial number

Sample:
ABC12345D6
hw_uuid
string
always
Hardware UUID

Sample:
123456ABC78901D2


Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)