dellemc.openmanage.idrac_timezone_ntp module – Configures time zone and NTP on iDRAC

Note

This module is part of the dellemc.openmanage 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 dellemc.openmanage.

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

New in version 2.1.0: of dellemc.openmanage

Synopsis

  • This module allows to configure time zone and NTP on iDRAC.

Requirements

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

  • omsdk >= 1.2.488

  • python >= 3.8.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ca_path

path

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

The Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) file that contains a CA certificate to be used for the validation.

enable_ntp

string

Allows to enable or disable NTP on iDRAC.

Choices:

  • Enabled

  • Disabled

idrac_ip

string / required

iDRAC IP Address.

idrac_password

aliases: idrac_pwd

string / required

iDRAC user password.

idrac_port

integer

iDRAC port.

Default: 443

idrac_user

string / required

iDRAC username.

ntp_server_1

string

The IP address of the NTP server 1.

ntp_server_2

string

The IP address of the NTP server 2.

ntp_server_3

string

The IP address of the NTP server 3.

setup_idrac_timezone

string

Allows to configure time zone on iDRAC.

share_mnt

string

Local mount path of the network share with read-write permission for ansible user. This option is mandatory for network shares.

share_name

string / required

Network share or a local path.

share_password

aliases: share_pwd

string

Network share user password. This option is mandatory for CIFS share.

share_user

string

Network share user name. Use the format ‘user@domain’ or ‘domain\user’ if user is part of a domain. This option is mandatory for CIFS share.

timeout

integer

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

The socket level timeout in seconds.

Default: 30

validate_certs

boolean

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

If False, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

Configure False only on personally controlled sites where self-signed certificates are used.

Prior to collection version 5.0.0, the validate_certs is False by default.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • This module requires ‘Administrator’ privilege for idrac_user.

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

  • This module supports check_mode.

Examples

---
- name: Configure time zone and NTP on iDRAC
  dellemc.openmanage.idrac_timezone_ntp:
       idrac_ip:   "190.168.0.1"
       idrac_user: "user_name"
       idrac_password:  "user_password"
       ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
       share_name: "user_name:/share"
       share_password:  "share_password"
       share_user: "user_name"
       share_mnt: "/mnt/share"
       setup_idrac_timezone: "UTC"
       enable_ntp: Enabled
       ntp_server_1: "190.168.0.1"
       ntp_server_2: "190.168.0.2"
       ntp_server_3: "190.168.0.3"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

error_info

dictionary

Details of the HTTP Error.

Returned: on HTTP error

Sample: {“error”: {“@Message.ExtendedInfo”: [{“Message”: “Unable to process the request because an error occurred.”, “MessageArgs”: [], “MessageId”: “GEN1234”, “RelatedProperties”: [], “Resolution”: “Retry the operation. If the issue persists, contact your system administrator.”, “Severity”: “Critical”}], “code”: “Base.1.0.GeneralError”, “message”: “A general error has occurred. See ExtendedInfo for more information.”}}

msg

string

Overall status of the timezone and ntp configuration.

Returned: always

Sample: “Successfully configured the iDRAC time settings.”

timezone_ntp_status

dictionary

Job details of the time zone setting operation.

Returned: success

Sample: {“@odata.context”: “/redfish/v1/$metadata#DellJob.DellJob”, “@odata.id”: “/redfish/v1/Managers/iDRAC.Embedded.1/Jobs/JID_861801613971”, “@odata.type”: “#DellJob.v1_0_0.DellJob”, “CompletionTime”: “2020-04-06T19:06:01”, “Description”: “Job Instance”, “EndTime”: null, “Id”: “JID_861801613971”, “JobState”: “Completed”, “JobType”: “ImportConfiguration”, “Message”: “Successfully imported and applied Server Configuration Profile.”, “MessageArgs”: [], “MessageId”: “SYS053”, “Name”: “Import Configuration”, “PercentComplete”: 100, “StartTime”: “TIME_NOW”, “Status”: “Success”, “TargetSettingsURI”: null, “retval”: true}

Authors

  • Felix Stephen (@felixs88)

  • Anooja Vardhineni (@anooja-vardhineni)