community.general.redfish_command – Manages Out-Of-Band controllers using Redfish APIs

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • Builds Redfish URIs locally and sends them to remote OOB controllers to perform an action.

  • Manages OOB controller ex. reboot, log management.

  • Manages OOB controller users ex. add, remove, update.

  • Manages system power ex. on, off, graceful and forced reboot.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
account_properties
dictionary
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
properties of account service to update
baseuri
string / required
Base URI of OOB controller
boot_next
string
BootNext target when bootdevice is "UefiBootNext"
bootdevice
string
bootdevice when setting boot configuration
category
string / required
Category to execute on OOB controller
command
list / elements=string / required
List of commands to execute on OOB controller
id
string
ID of account to delete/modify

aliases: account_id
new_password
string
New password of account to add/modify

aliases: account_password
new_username
string
Username of account to add/delete/modify

aliases: account_username
password
string / required
Password for authentication with OOB controller
resource_id
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The ID of the System, Manager or Chassis to modify
roleid
string
Role of account to add/modify

aliases: account_roleid
timeout
integer
Default:
10
Timeout in seconds for URL requests to OOB controller
uefi_target
string
UEFI target when bootdevice is "UefiTarget"
update_creds
dictionary
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The credentials for retrieving the update image
password
string
The password for retrieving the update image
username
string
The username for retrieving the update image
update_image_uri
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The URI of the image for the update
update_protocol
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The protocol for the update
update_targets
list / elements=string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The list of target resource URIs to apply the update to
update_username
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
new update user name for account_username

aliases: account_updatename
username
string / required
Username for authentication with OOB controller
virtual_media
dictionary
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
The options for VirtualMedia commands
image_url
string
The URL od the image the insert or eject
inserted
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Indicates if the image is treated as inserted on command completion
media_types
list / elements=string
The list of media types appropriate for the image
password
string
The password for accessing the image URL
transfer_method
string
The transfer method to use with the image
transfer_protocol_type
string
The network protocol to use with the image
username
string
The username for accessing the image URL
write_protected
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Indicates if the media is treated as write-protected

Examples

- name: Restart system power gracefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: PowerGracefulRestart
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Turn system power off
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: PowerForceOff
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2

- name: Restart system power forcefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: PowerForceRestart
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2

- name: Shutdown system power gracefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: PowerGracefulShutdown
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2

- name: Turn system power on
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: PowerOn
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2

- name: Reboot system power
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: PowerReboot
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2

- name: Set one-time boot device to {{ bootdevice }}
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: SetOneTimeBoot
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2
    bootdevice: "{{ bootdevice }}"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Set one-time boot device to UefiTarget of "/0x31/0x33/0x01/0x01"
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: SetOneTimeBoot
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2
    bootdevice: "UefiTarget"
    uefi_target: "/0x31/0x33/0x01/0x01"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Set one-time boot device to BootNext target of "Boot0001"
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: SetOneTimeBoot
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2
    bootdevice: "UefiBootNext"
    boot_next: "Boot0001"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Set persistent boot device override
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: EnableContinuousBootOverride
    resource_id: 437XR1138R2
    bootdevice: "{{ bootdevice }}"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Disable persistent boot device override
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Systems
    command: DisableBootOverride

- name: Set chassis indicator LED to blink
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Chassis
    command: IndicatorLedBlink
    resource_id: 1U
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Add user
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: AddUser
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    new_username: "{{ new_username }}"
    new_password: "{{ new_password }}"
    roleid: "{{ roleid }}"

- name: Add user using new option aliases
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: AddUser
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"
    account_password: "{{ account_password }}"
    account_roleid: "{{ account_roleid }}"

- name: Delete user
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: DeleteUser
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"

- name: Disable user
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: DisableUser
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"

- name: Enable user
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: EnableUser
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"

- name: Add and enable user
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: AddUser,EnableUser
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    new_username: "{{ new_username }}"
    new_password: "{{ new_password }}"
    roleid: "{{ roleid }}"

- name: Update user password
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: UpdateUserPassword
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"
    account_password: "{{ account_password }}"

- name: Update user role
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: UpdateUserRole
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"
    roleid: "{{ roleid }}"

- name: Update user name
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: UpdateUserName
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"
    account_updatename: "{{ account_updatename }}"

- name: Update user name
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: UpdateUserName
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_username: "{{ account_username }}"
    update_username: "{{ update_username }}"

- name: Update AccountService properties
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Accounts
    command: UpdateAccountServiceProperties
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    account_properties:
      AccountLockoutThreshold: 5
      AccountLockoutDuration: 600

- name: Clear Manager Logs with a timeout of 20 seconds
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: ClearLogs
    resource_id: BMC
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    timeout: 20

- name: Clear Sessions
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Sessions
    command: ClearSessions
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Simple update
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Update
    command: SimpleUpdate
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    update_image_uri: https://example.com/myupdate.img

- name: Simple update with additional options
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Update
    command: SimpleUpdate
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    update_image_uri: //example.com/myupdate.img
    update_protocol: FTP
    update_targets:
      - /redfish/v1/UpdateService/FirmwareInventory/BMC
    update_creds:
      username: operator
      password: supersecretpwd

- name: Insert Virtual Media
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: VirtualMediaInsert
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    virtual_media:
      image_url: 'http://example.com/images/SomeLinux-current.iso'
      media_types:
        - CD
        - DVD
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Eject Virtual Media
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: VirtualMediaEject
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    virtual_media:
      image_url: 'http://example.com/images/SomeLinux-current.iso'
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Restart manager power gracefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: GracefulRestart
    resource_id: BMC
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Restart manager power gracefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: PowerGracefulRestart
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Turn manager power off
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: PowerForceOff
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Restart manager power forcefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: PowerForceRestart
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Shutdown manager power gracefully
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: PowerGracefulShutdown
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Turn manager power on
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: PowerOn
    resource_id: BMC

- name: Reboot manager power
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: PowerReboot
    resource_id: BMC

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
msg
string
always
Message with action result or error description

Sample:
Action was successful


Authors

  • Jose Delarosa (@jose-delarosa)