dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware – Firmware update from a repository on a network share (CIFS, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP)

Note

This plugin is part of the dellemc.openmanage collection (version 3.6.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install dellemc.openmanage.

To use it in a playbook, specify: dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware.

New in version 2.1.0: of dellemc.openmanage

Synopsis

  • Update the Firmware by connecting to a network share (CIFS, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP) that contains a catalog of available updates.

  • Network share should contain a valid repository of Update Packages (DUPs) and a catalog file describing the DUPs.

  • All applicable updates contained in the repository are applied to the system.

  • This feature is available only with iDRAC Enterprise License.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • omsdk

  • python >= 2.7.5

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
apply_update
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If apply_update is set to True, then the packages are applied.
If apply_update is set to False, no updates are applied, and a catalog report of packages is generated and returned.
catalog_file_name
string
Default:
"Catalog.xml"
Catalog file name relative to the share_name.
idrac_ip
string / required
iDRAC IP Address.
idrac_password
string / required
iDRAC user password.

aliases: idrac_pwd
idrac_port
integer
Default:
443
iDRAC port.
idrac_user
string / required
iDRAC username.
ignore_cert_warning
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Specifies if certificate warnings are ignored when HTTPS share is used. If True option is set, then the certificate warnings are ignored.
job_wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether to wait for job completion or not.
reboot
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Provides the option to apply the update packages immediately or in the next reboot.
If reboot is set to True, then the packages are applied immediately.
If reboot is set to False, then the packages are staged and applied in the next reboot.
Packages that do not require a reboot are applied immediately irrespective of I (reboot).
share_mnt
string
Local mount path of the network share with read-write permission for ansible user.
This option is not applicable for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP shares.
share_name
string / required
Network share path of update repository. CIFS, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS and FTP share types are supported.
share_password
string
Network share user password. This option is mandatory for CIFS Network Share.

aliases: share_pwd
share_user
string
Network share user in the format '[email protected]' or 'domain\\user' if user is part of a domain else 'user'. This option is mandatory for CIFS Network Share.

Notes

Note

  • Run this module from a system that has direct access to DellEMC iDRAC.

  • This module supports check_mode.

Examples

---
- name: Update firmware from repository on a NFS Share
  dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware:
       idrac_ip: "192.168.0.1"
       idrac_user: "user_name"
       idrac_password: "user_password"
       share_name: "192.168.0.0:/share"
       reboot: True
       job_wait: True
       apply_update: True
       catalog_file_name: "Catalog.xml"

- name: Update firmware from repository on a CIFS Share
  dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware:
       idrac_ip: "192.168.0.1"
       idrac_user: "user_name"
       idrac_password: "user_password"
       share_name: "full_cifs_path"
       share_user: "share_user"
       share_password: "share_password"
       reboot: True
       job_wait: True
       apply_update: True
       catalog_file_name: "Catalog.xml"

- name: Update firmware from repository on a HTTP
  dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware:
       idrac_ip: "192.168.0.1"
       idrac_user: "user_name"
       idrac_password: "user_password"
       share_name: "http://downloads.dell.com"
       reboot: True
       job_wait: True
       apply_update: True

- name: Update firmware from repository on a HTTPS
  dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware:
       idrac_ip: "192.168.0.1"
       idrac_user: "user_name"
       idrac_password: "user_password"
       share_name: "https://downloads.dell.com"
       reboot: True
       job_wait: True
       apply_update: True

- name: Update firmware from repository on a FTP
  dellemc.openmanage.idrac_firmware:
       idrac_ip: "192.168.0.1"
       idrac_user: "user_name"
       idrac_password: "user_password"
       share_name: "ftp://ftp.dell.com"
       reboot: True
       job_wait: True
       apply_update: True

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
msg
string
always
Overall firmware update status.

Sample:
Successfully updated the firmware.
update_status
dictionary
success
Firmware Update job and progress details from the iDRAC.

Sample:
{'InstanceID': 'JID_XXXXXXXXXXXX', 'JobStartTime': 'NA', 'JobState': 'Completed', 'Message': 'Job completed successfully.', 'MessageId': 'REDXXX', 'Name': 'Repository Update', 'Status': 'Success'}


Authors

  • Rajeev Arakkal (@rajeevarakkal)

  • Felix Stephen (@felixs88)