community.windows.win_disk_image – Manage ISO/VHD/VHDX mounts on Windows hosts

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.6.0).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_disk_image.

Synopsis

  • Manages mount behavior for a specified ISO, VHD, or VHDX image on a Windows host. When state is present, the image will be mounted under a system-assigned drive letter, which will be returned in the mount_path value of the module result.

  • Requires Windows 8+ or Windows Server 2012+.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
image_path
string / required
Path to an ISO, VHD, or VHDX image on the target Windows host (the file cannot reside on a network share)
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether the image should be present as a drive-letter mount or not.

Examples

# Run installer from mounted ISO, then unmount
- name: Ensure an ISO is mounted
  community.windows.win_disk_image:
    image_path: C:\install.iso
    state: present
  register: disk_image_out

- name: Run installer from mounted ISO
  ansible.windows.win_package:
    path: '{{ disk_image_out.mount_paths[0] }}setup\setup.exe'
    product_id: 35a4e767-0161-46b0-979f-e61f282fee21
    state: present

- name: Unmount ISO
  community.windows.win_disk_image:
    image_path: C:\install.iso
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
mount_paths
list / elements=string
when state is present
A list of filesystem paths mounted from the target image.

Sample:
['E:\\', 'F:\\']


Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)