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

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 9.0.1).

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.redfish_info.

Synopsis

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

  • Information retrieved is placed in a location specified by the user.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_token

string

added in community.general 2.3.0

Security token for authenticating to OOB controller.

baseuri

string / required

Base URI of OOB controller.

category

list / elements=string

List of categories to execute on OOB controller.

Default: ["Systems"]

command

list / elements=string

List of commands to execute on OOB controller.

manager

string

added in community.general 8.3.0

Name of manager on OOB controller to target.

password

string

Password for authenticating to OOB controller.

timeout

integer

Timeout in seconds for HTTP requests to OOB controller.

The default value for this parameter changed from 10 to 60 in community.general 9.0.0.

Default: 60

update_handle

string

added in community.general 6.1.0

Handle to check the status of an update in progress.

username

string

Username for authenticating to OOB controller.

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

added in community.general 3.3.0

This action does not modify state.

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: N/A

This action does not modify state.

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: Get CPU inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetCpuInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.cpu.entries | to_nice_json }}"

- name: Get CPU model
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetCpuInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.cpu.entries.0.Model }}"

- name: Get memory inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetMemoryInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Get fan inventory with a timeout of 20 seconds
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Chassis
    command: GetFanInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    timeout: 20
  register: result

- name: Get Virtual Media information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetVirtualMedia
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.virtual_media.entries | to_nice_json }}"

- name: Get Virtual Media information from Systems
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetVirtualMedia
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.virtual_media.entries | to_nice_json }}"

- name: Get Volume Inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetVolumeInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result
- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.volume.entries | to_nice_json }}"

- name: Get Session information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Sessions
    command: GetSessions
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.session.entries | to_nice_json }}"

- name: Get default inventory information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result
- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts | to_nice_json }}"

- name: Get several inventories
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetNicInventory,GetBiosAttributes
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get default system inventory and user information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems,Accounts
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get default system, user and firmware information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: ["Systems", "Accounts", "Update"]
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get Manager NIC inventory information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetManagerNicInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get boot override information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetBootOverride
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get chassis inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Chassis
    command: GetChassisInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get all information available in the Manager category
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: all
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get firmware update capability information
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Update
    command: GetFirmwareUpdateCapabilities
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get firmware inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Update
    command: GetFirmwareInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get service identification
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetServiceIdentification
    manager: "{{ manager }}"
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get software inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Update
    command: GetSoftwareInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get the status of an update operation
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Update
    command: GetUpdateStatus
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    update_handle: /redfish/v1/TaskService/TaskMonitors/735

- name: Get Manager Services
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetNetworkProtocols
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get all information available in all categories
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: all
    command: all
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get system health report
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetHealthReport
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get chassis health report
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Chassis
    command: GetHealthReport
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get manager health report
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetHealthReport
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get manager Redfish Host Interface inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetHostInterfaces
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get Manager Inventory
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Manager
    command: GetManagerInventory
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get HPE Thermal Config
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Chassis
    command: GetHPEThermalConfig
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get HPE Fan Percent Minimum
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Chassis
    command: GetHPEFanPercentMin
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"

- name: Get BIOS registry
  community.general.redfish_info:
    category: Systems
    command: GetBiosRegistries
    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

result

dictionary

different results depending on task

Returned: always

Sample: "List of CPUs on system"

Authors

  • Jose Delarosa (@jose-delarosa)