community.general.shutdown module – Shut down a machine

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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.shutdown.

New in version 1.1.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • Shut downs a machine.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

delay

integer

Seconds to wait before shutdown. Passed as a parameter to the shutdown command.

On Linux, macOS and OpenBSD, this is converted to minutes and rounded down. If less than 60, it will be set to 0.

On Solaris and FreeBSD, this will be seconds.

Default: 0

msg

string

Message to display to users before shutdown.

Default: “Shut down initiated by Ansible”

search_paths

list / elements=path

Paths to search on the remote machine for the shutdown command.

Only these paths will be searched for the shutdown command. PATH is ignored in the remote node when searching for the shutdown command.

Default: [“/sbin”, “/usr/sbin”, “/usr/local/sbin”]

Notes

Note

  • PATH is ignored on the remote node when searching for the shutdown command. Use search_paths to specify locations to search if the default paths do not work.

See Also

See also

ansible.builtin.reboot

The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.reboot module.

Examples

- name: Unconditionally shut down the machine with all defaults
  community.general.shutdown:

- name: Delay shutting down the remote node
  community.general.shutdown:
    delay: 60

- name: Shut down a machine with shutdown command in unusual place
  community.general.shutdown:
    search_paths:
     - '/lib/molly-guard'

Return Values

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

Key

Description

shutdown

boolean

true if the machine has been shut down.

Returned: always

Sample: true

Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)

  • Sam Doran (@samdoran)

  • Amin Vakil (@aminvakil)