dellemc.openmanage.ome_groups module – Manages static device groups on OpenManage Enterprise

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.ome_groups.

New in version 3.5.0: of dellemc.openmanage

Synopsis

  • This module allows to create, modify, and delete static device groups on OpenManage Enterprise.

Requirements

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

  • 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.

description

string

Description for the device group.

This is applicable only when state is present.

group_id

list / elements=integer

ID of the device group to be created, modified, or deleted.

If state is absent, multiple IDs can be provided.

This option is mutually exclusive with name.

hostname

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise IP address or hostname.

name

list / elements=string

Name of the device group to be created, modified, or deleted.

If state is absent, multiple names can be provided.

This option is case insensitive.

This option is mutually exclusive with group_id.

new_name

string

New name for the existing device group.

This is applicable only when state is present.

parent_group_id

integer

ID of the parent device group under which the device group to be created or modified.

This is applicable only when state is present.

This option is mutually exclusive with parent_group_name.

parent_group_name

string

Name of the parent device group under which the device group to be created or modified.

This is applicable only when state is present.

NOTE If device group with such a name does not exist, device group with parent_group_name is created.

This option is case insensitive.

This option is mutually exclusive with parent_group_id.

Default: “Static Groups”

password

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise password.

port

integer

OpenManage Enterprise HTTPS port.

Default: 443

state

string

present allows to create or modify a device group.

absent allows to delete a device group.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

timeout

integer

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

The socket level timeout in seconds.

Default: 30

username

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise username.

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 manages only static device groups on Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise.

  • If a device group with the name parent_group_name does not exist, a new device group with the same name is created.

  • Make sure the entered parent group is not the descendant of the provided group.

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

  • This module supports check_mode.

Examples

---
- name: Create a new device group
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_groups:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    name: "group 1"
    description: "Group 1 description"
    parent_group_name: "group parent 1"

- name: Modify a device group using the group ID
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_groups:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    group_id: 1234
    description: "Group description updated"
    parent_group_name: "group parent 2"

- name: Delete a device group using the device group name
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_groups:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    state: absent
    name: "group 1"

- name: Delete multiple device groups using the group IDs
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_groups:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    state: absent
    group_id:
      - 1234
      - 5678

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 update group 12345 with the provided parent 54321 because a group/parent relationship already exists.”, “MessageArgs”: [“12345”, “54321”], “MessageId”: “CGRP9013”, “RelatedProperties”: [], “Resolution”: “Make sure the entered parent ID does not create a bidirectional relationship and retry the operation.”, “Severity”: “Warning”}], “code”: “Base.1.0.GeneralError”, “message”: “A general error has occurred. See ExtendedInfo for more information.”}}

group_ids

list / elements=integer

List of the deleted device group IDs.

Returned: when state is absent

Sample: [1234, 5678]

group_status

dictionary

Details of the device group operation status.

Returned: success

Sample: {“CreatedBy”: “admin”, “CreationTime”: “2021-01-01 10:10:10.100”, “DefinitionDescription”: “UserDefined”, “DefinitionId”: 400, “Description”: “my group description”, “GlobalStatus”: 5000, “HasAttributes”: false, “Id”: 12123, “IdOwner”: 30, “MembershipTypeId”: 12, “Name”: “group 1”, “ParentId”: 12345, “TypeId”: 3000, “UpdatedBy”: “”, “UpdatedTime”: “2021-01-01 11:11:10.100”, “Visible”: true}

invalid_groups

list / elements=string

List of the invalid device group IDs or names.

Returned: when state is absent

Sample: [1234, 5678]

msg

string

Overall status of the device group operation.

Returned: always

Sample: “Successfully deleted the device group(s).”

Authors

  • Jagadeesh N V(@jagadeeshnv)