community.general.idrac_redfish_config module – Manages servers through iDRAC using Dell Redfish APIs

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.6.0).

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.idrac_redfish_config.

Synopsis

  • For use with Dell iDRAC operations that require Redfish OEM extensions

  • Builds Redfish URIs locally and sends them to remote iDRAC controllers to set or update a configuration attribute.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_token

string

added in 2.3.0 of community.general

Security token for authenticating to iDRAC.

baseuri

string / required

Base URI of iDRAC.

category

string / required

Category to execute on iDRAC.

command

list / elements=string / required

List of commands to execute on iDRAC.

SetManagerAttributes, SetLifecycleControllerAttributes and SetSystemAttributes are mutually exclusive commands when category is Manager.

manager_attributes

dictionary

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

Dictionary of iDRAC attribute name and value pairs to update.

Default: {}

password

string

Password for authenticating to iDRAC.

resource_id

string

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

ID of the System, Manager or Chassis to modify.

timeout

integer

Timeout in seconds for HTTP requests to iDRAC.

Default: 10

username

string

Username for authenticating to iDRAC.

Examples

- name: Enable NTP and set NTP server and Time zone attributes in iDRAC
  community.general.idrac_redfish_config:
    category: Manager
    command: SetManagerAttributes
    resource_id: iDRAC.Embedded.1
    manager_attributes:
      NTPConfigGroup.1.NTPEnable: "Enabled"
      NTPConfigGroup.1.NTP1: "{{ ntpserver1 }}"
      Time.1.Timezone: "{{ timezone }}"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username}}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Enable Syslog and set Syslog servers in iDRAC
  community.general.idrac_redfish_config:
    category: Manager
    command: SetManagerAttributes
    resource_id: iDRAC.Embedded.1
    manager_attributes:
      SysLog.1.SysLogEnable: "Enabled"
      SysLog.1.Server1: "{{ syslog_server1 }}"
      SysLog.1.Server2: "{{ syslog_server2 }}"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username}}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Configure SNMP community string, port, protocol and trap format
  community.general.idrac_redfish_config:
    category: Manager
    command: SetManagerAttributes
    resource_id: iDRAC.Embedded.1
    manager_attributes:
      SNMP.1.AgentEnable: "Enabled"
      SNMP.1.AgentCommunity: "public_community_string"
      SNMP.1.TrapFormat: "SNMPv1"
      SNMP.1.SNMPProtocol: "All"
      SNMP.1.DiscoveryPort: 161
      SNMP.1.AlertPort: 162
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username}}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Enable CSIOR
  community.general.idrac_redfish_config:
    category: Manager
    command: SetLifecycleControllerAttributes
    resource_id: iDRAC.Embedded.1
    manager_attributes:
      LCAttributes.1.CollectSystemInventoryOnRestart: "Enabled"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username}}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Set Power Supply Redundancy Policy to A/B Grid Redundant
  community.general.idrac_redfish_config:
    category: Manager
    command: SetSystemAttributes
    resource_id: iDRAC.Embedded.1
    manager_attributes:
      ServerPwr.1.PSRedPolicy: "A/B Grid Redundant"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username}}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

Message with action result or error description

Returned: always

Sample: “Action was successful”

Authors

  • Jose Delarosa (@jose-delarosa)