community.general.lvol – Configure LVM logical volumes

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.lvol.

Synopsis

  • This module creates, removes or resizes logical volumes.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
active
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether the volume is active and visible to the host.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Shrink or remove operations of volumes requires this switch. Ensures that that filesystems get never corrupted/destroyed by mistake.
lv
string
The name of the logical volume.
opts
string
Free-form options to be passed to the lvcreate command.
pvs
string
Comma separated list of physical volumes (e.g. /dev/sda,/dev/sdb).
resizefs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Resize the underlying filesystem together with the logical volume.
shrink
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Shrink if current size is higher than size requested.
size
string
The size of the logical volume, according to lvcreate(8) --size, by default in megabytes or optionally with one of [bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] units; or according to lvcreate(8) --extents as a percentage of [VG|PVS|FREE]; Float values must begin with a digit. Resizing using percentage values was not supported prior to 2.1.
snapshot
string
The name of the snapshot volume
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Control if the logical volume exists. If present and the volume does not already exist then the size option is required.
thinpool
string
The thin pool volume name. When you want to create a thin provisioned volume, specify a thin pool volume name.
vg
string
The volume group this logical volume is part of.

Notes

Note

  • You must specify lv (when managing the state of logical volumes) or thinpool (when managing a thin provisioned volume).

Examples

- name: Create a logical volume of 512m
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512

- name: Create a logical volume of 512m with disks /dev/sda and /dev/sdb
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512
    pvs: /dev/sda,/dev/sdb

- name: Create cache pool logical volume
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: lvcache
    size: 512m
    opts: --type cache-pool

- name: Create a logical volume of 512g.
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512g

- name: Create a logical volume the size of all remaining space in the volume group
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 100%FREE

- name: Create a logical volume with special options
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512g
    opts: -r 16

- name: Extend the logical volume to 1024m.
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 1024

- name: Extend the logical volume to consume all remaining space in the volume group
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: +100%FREE

- name: Extend the logical volume to take all remaining space of the PVs and resize the underlying filesystem
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 100%PVS
    resizefs: true

- name: Resize the logical volume to % of VG
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 80%VG
    force: yes

- name: Reduce the logical volume to 512m
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512
    force: yes

- name: Set the logical volume to 512m and do not try to shrink if size is lower than current one
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512
    shrink: no

- name: Remove the logical volume.
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    state: absent
    force: yes

- name: Create a snapshot volume of the test logical volume.
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    snapshot: snap1
    size: 100m

- name: Deactivate a logical volume
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    active: false

- name: Create a deactivated logical volume
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    size: 512g
    active: false

- name: Create a thin pool of 512g
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    thinpool: testpool
    size: 512g

- name: Create a thin volume of 128g
  community.general.lvol:
    vg: firefly
    lv: test
    thinpool: testpool
    size: 128g

Authors

  • Jeroen Hoekx (@jhoekx)

  • Alexander Bulimov (@abulimov)