community.general.idrac_redfish_info module – Gather PowerEdge server information through iDRAC using Redfish APIs

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

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_info.

Synopsis

  • Builds Redfish URIs locally and sends them to remote iDRAC controllers to get information back.

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

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_token

string

added in 2.3.0 of community.general

Security token for authentication with OOB controller

baseuri

string / required

Base URI of iDRAC controller

category

string / required

Category to execute on iDRAC controller

command

list / elements=string / required

List of commands to execute on iDRAC controller

GetManagerAttributes returns the list of dicts containing iDRAC, LifecycleController and System attributes

password

string

Password for authentication with iDRAC controller

timeout

integer

Timeout in seconds for URL requests to OOB controller

Default: 10

username

string

User for authentication with iDRAC controller

Examples

- name: Get Manager attributes with a default of 20 seconds
  community.general.idrac_redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetManagerAttributes
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    timeout: 20
  register: result

# Examples to display the value of all or a single iDRAC attribute
- name: Store iDRAC attributes as a fact variable
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    idrac_attributes: "{{ result.redfish_facts.entries | selectattr('Id', 'defined') | selectattr('Id', 'equalto', 'iDRACAttributes') | list | first }}"

- name: Display all iDRAC attributes
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: idrac_attributes

- name: Display the value of 'Syslog.1.SysLogEnable' iDRAC attribute
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: idrac_attributes['Syslog.1.SysLogEnable']

# Examples to display the value of all or a single LifecycleController attribute
- name: Store LifecycleController attributes as a fact variable
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    lc_attributes: "{{ result.redfish_facts.entries | selectattr('Id', 'defined') | selectattr('Id', 'equalto', 'LCAttributes') | list | first }}"

- name: Display LifecycleController attributes
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: lc_attributes

- name: Display the value of 'CollectSystemInventoryOnRestart' attribute
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: lc_attributes['LCAttributes.1.CollectSystemInventoryOnRestart']

# Examples to display the value of all or a single System attribute
- name: Store System attributes as a fact variable
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    system_attributes: "{{ result.redfish_facts.entries | selectattr('Id', 'defined') | selectattr('Id', 'equalto', 'SystemAttributes') | list | first }}"

- name: Display System attributes
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: system_attributes

- name: Display the value of 'PSRedPolicy'
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: system_attributes['ServerPwr.1.PSRedPolicy']

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

dictionary

different results depending on task

Returned: always

Sample: “List of Manager attributes”

Authors

  • Jose Delarosa (@jose-delarosa)