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

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.xcc_redfish_command.

New in version 2.4.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • Builds Redfish URIs locally and sends them to remote OOB controllers to perform an action or get information back or update a configuration attribute.

  • Manages virtual media.

  • Supports getting information back via GET method.

  • Supports updating a configuration attribute via PATCH method.

  • Supports performing an action via POST method.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_token

string

Security token for authentication with OOB controller

baseuri

string / required

Base URI of OOB controller.

category

string / required

Category to execute on OOB controller.

command

list / elements=string / required

List of commands to execute on OOB controller.

password

string

Password for authentication with OOB controller.

request_body

dictionary

The request body to patch or post.

resource_id

string

The ID of the System, Manager or Chassis to modify.

resource_uri

string

The resource uri to get or patch or post.

timeout

integer

Timeout in seconds for URL requests to OOB controller.

Default: 10

username

string

Username for authentication with OOB controller.

virtual_media

dictionary

The options for VirtualMedia commands.

image_url

string

The URL of the image to insert or eject.

inserted

boolean

Indicates if the image is treated as inserted on command completion.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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

Indicates if the media is treated as write-protected.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

- name: Insert Virtual Media
  community.general.xcc_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: "1"

- name: Eject Virtual Media
  community.general.xcc_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: "1"

- name: Eject all Virtual Media
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Manager
    command: VirtualMediaEject
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_id: "1"

- name: Get ComputeSystem Oem property SystemStatus via GetResource command
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: GetResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Systems/1"
  register: result
- ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.data.Oem.Lenovo.SystemStatus }}"

- name: Get Oem DNS setting via GetResource command
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: GetResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Managers/1/NetworkProtocol/Oem/Lenovo/DNS"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.data }}"

- name: Get Lenovo FoD key collection resource via GetCollectionResource command
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: GetCollectionResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Managers/1/Oem/Lenovo/FoD/Keys"
  register: result

- name: Print fetched information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result.redfish_facts.data_list }}"

- name: Update ComputeSystem property AssetTag via PatchResource command
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: PatchResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Systems/1"
    request_body:
      AssetTag: "new_asset_tag"

- name: Perform BootToBIOSSetup action via PostResource command
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: PostResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Systems/1/Actions/Oem/LenovoComputerSystem.BootToBIOSSetup"
    request_body: {}

- name: Perform SecureBoot.ResetKeys action via PostResource command
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: PostResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Systems/1/SecureBoot/Actions/SecureBoot.ResetKeys"
    request_body:
      ResetKeysType: DeleteAllKeys

- name: Create session
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Sessions
    command: CreateSession
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
  register: result

- name: Update Manager DateTimeLocalOffset property using security token for auth
  community.general.xcc_redfish_command:
    category: Raw
    command: PatchResource
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    auth_token: "{{ result.session.token }}"
    resource_uri: "/redfish/v1/Managers/1"
    request_body:
      DateTimeLocalOffset: "+08:00"

- name: Delete session using security token created by CreateSesssion above
  community.general.redfish_command:
    category: Sessions
    command: DeleteSession
    baseuri: "{{ baseuri }}"
    auth_token: "{{ result.session.token }}"
    session_uri: "{{ result.session.uri }}"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

A message related to the performed action(s).

Returned: when failure or action/update success

Sample: “Action was successful”

redfish_facts

dictionary

Resource content.

Returned: when command == GetResource or command == GetCollectionResource

Sample: “{ \”redfish_facts\”: { \”data\”: { \”@odata.etag\”: \”\”3179bf00d69f25a8b3c\”\”, \”@odata.id\”: \”/redfish/v1/Managers/1/NetworkProtocol/Oem/Lenovo/DNS\”, \”@odata.type\”: \”#LenovoDNS.v1_0_0.LenovoDNS\”, \”DDNS\”: [ { \”DDNSEnable\”: true, \”DomainName\”: \”\”, \”DomainNameSource\”: \”DHCP\” } ], \”DNSEnable\”: true, \”Description\”: \”This resource is used to represent a DNS resource for a Redfish implementation.\”, \”IPv4Address1\”: \”10.103.62.178\”, \”IPv4Address2\”: \”0.0.0.0\”, \”IPv4Address3\”: \”0.0.0.0\”, \”IPv6Address1\”: \”::\”, \”IPv6Address2\”: \”::\”, \”IPv6Address3\”: \”::\”, \”Id\”: \”LenovoDNS\”, \”PreferredAddresstype\”: \”IPv4\” }, \”ret\”: true } }”

Authors

  • Yuyan Pan (@panyy3)