dellemc.openmanage.ome_template module – Create, modify, deploy, delete, export, import and clone a template 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_template.

New in version 2.0.0: of dellemc.openmanage

Synopsis

  • This module creates, modifies, deploys, deletes, exports, imports and clones a template on OpenManage Enterprise.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.8.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

attributes

dictionary

Payload data for the template operations. All the variables in this option are added as payload for create, modify, deploy, import, and clone operations. It takes the following attributes.

Attributes: List of dictionaries of attributes (if any) to be modified in the deployment template. This is applicable when command is deploy and modify. Use the Id If the attribute Id is available. If not, use the comma separated I (DisplayName). For more details about using the DisplayName, see the example provided.

Name: Name of the template. This is mandatory when command is create, import, clone, and optional when command is modify.

Description: Description for the template. This is applicable when command is create or modify.

Fqdds: This allows to create a template using components from a specified reference server. One or more, of the following values must be specified in a comma-separated string: iDRAC, System, BIOS, NIC, LifeCycleController, RAID, and EventFilters. If none of the values are specified, the default value ‘All’ is selected. This is applicable when I (command) is create.

Options: Options to control device shutdown or end power state post template deployment. This is applicable for deploy operation.

Schedule: Provides options to schedule the deployment task immediately, or at a specified time. This is applicable when command is deploy.

NetworkBootIsoModel: Payload to specify the ISO deployment details. This is applicable when command is deploy.

Content: The XML content of template. This is applicable when command is import.

Type: Template type ID, indicating the type of device for which configuration is supported, such as chassis and servers. This is applicable when command is import.

TypeId: Template type ID, indicating the type of device for which configuration is supported, such as chassis and servers. This is applicable when command is create.

Refer OpenManage Enterprise API Reference Guide for more details.

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.

command

aliases: state

string

create creates a new template.

modify modifies an existing template.

deploy creates a template-deployment job.

delete deletes an existing template.

export exports an existing template.

import creates a template from a specified configuration text in SCP XML format.

clone creates a clone of a existing template.

Choices:

  • create ← (default)

  • modify

  • deploy

  • delete

  • export

  • import

  • clone

device_group_names

list / elements=string

Specify the list of groups when I (command) is deploy.

Provide at least one of the mandatory options device_id, device_service_tag, or device_group_names.

Default: []

device_id

list / elements=integer

Specify the list of targeted device ID(s) when command is deploy. When I (command) is create, specify the ID of a single device.

Either device_id or device_service_tag is mandatory or both can be applicable.

Default: []

device_service_tag

list / elements=string

Specify the list of targeted device service tags when I (command) is deploy. When command is create, specify the service tag of a single device.

Either device_id or device_service_tag is mandatory or both can be applicable.

Default: []

hostname

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise or OpenManage Enterprise Modular IP address or hostname.

password

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise or OpenManage Enterprise Modular password.

port

integer

OpenManage Enterprise or OpenManage Enterprise Modular HTTPS port.

Default: 443

template_id

integer

ID of the existing template.

This option is applicable when command is modify, deploy, delete and export.

This option is mutually exclusive with template_name.

template_name

string

Name of the existing template.

This option is applicable when command is modify, deploy, delete and export.

This option is mutually exclusive with template_id.

template_view_type

string

Select the type of view of the OME template.

This is applicable when command is create,clone and import.

Choices:

  • Deployment ← (default)

  • Compliance

  • Inventory

  • Sample

  • None

timeout

integer

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

The socket level timeout in seconds.

Default: 30

username

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise or OpenManage Enterprise Modular 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

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

  • This module supports check_mode.

Examples

---
- name: Create a template from a reference device
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    device_id: 25123
    attributes:
      Name: "New Template"
      Description: "New Template description"

- name: Modify template name, description, and attribute value
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "modify"
    template_id: 12
    attributes:
      Name: "New Custom Template"
      Description: "Custom Template Description"
      # Attributes to be modified in the template.
      # For information on any attribute id, use API /TemplateService/Templates(Id)/Views(Id)/AttributeViewDetails
      # This section is optional
      Attributes:
        - Id: 1234
          Value: "Test Attribute"
          IsIgnored: false

- name: Modify template name, description, and attribute using detailed view
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "modify"
    template_id: 12
    attributes:
      Name: "New Custom Template"
      Description: "Custom Template Description"
      Attributes:
        # Enter the comma separated string as appearing in the Detailed view on GUI
        # NIC -> NIC.Integrated.1-1-1 -> NIC Configuration -> Wake On LAN1
        - DisplayName: 'NIC, NIC.Integrated.1-1-1, NIC Configuration, Wake On LAN'
          Value: Enabled
          IsIgnored: false
        # System -> LCD Configuration -> LCD 1 User Defined String for LCD
        - DisplayName: 'System, LCD Configuration, LCD 1 User Defined String for LCD'
          Value: LCD str by OMAM
          IsIgnored: false

- name: Deploy template on multiple devices
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname:  "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "deploy"
    template_id: 12
    device_id:
      - 12765
      - 10173
    device_service_tag:
      - 'SVTG123'
      - 'SVTG456'

- name: Deploy template on groups
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname:  "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "deploy"
    template_id: 12
    device_group_names:
      - server_group_1
      - server_group_2

- name: Deploy template on multiple devices along with the attributes values to be modified on the target devices
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname:  "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "deploy"
    template_id: 12
    device_id:
      - 12765
      - 10173
    device_service_tag:
      - 'SVTG123'
    attributes:
      # Device specific attributes to be modified during deployment.
      # For information on any attribute id, use API /TemplateService/Templates(Id)/Views(Id)/AttributeViewDetails
      # This section is optional
      Attributes:
        # specific device where attribute to be modified at deployment run-time.
        # The DeviceId should be mentioned above in the 'device_id' section.
        # Service tags not allowed.
        - DeviceId: 12765
          Attributes:
            - Id : 15645
              Value : "0.0.0.0"
              IsIgnored : false
        - DeviceId: 10173
          Attributes:
            - Id : 18968,
              Value : "hostname-1"
              IsIgnored : false

- name: Deploy template and Operating System (OS) on multiple devices
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname:  "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "deploy"
    template_id: 12
    device_id:
      - 12765
    device_service_tag:
      - 'SVTG123'
    attributes:
      # Include this to install OS on the devices.
      # This section is optional
      NetworkBootIsoModel:
        BootToNetwork: true
        ShareType: "NFS"
        IsoTimeout: 1 # allowable values(1,2,4,8,16) in hours
        IsoPath: "/home/iso_path/filename.iso"
        ShareDetail:
          IpAddress: "192.168.0.2"
          ShareName: "sharename"
          User: "share_user"
          Password: "share_password"
      Options:
        EndHostPowerState: 1
        ShutdownType: 0
        TimeToWaitBeforeShutdown: 300
      Schedule:
        RunLater: true
        RunNow: false

- name: "Deploy template on multiple devices and changes the device-level attributes. After the template is deployed,
install OS using its image"
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname:  "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "deploy"
    template_id: 12
    device_id:
      - 12765
      - 10173
    device_service_tag:
      - 'SVTG123'
      - 'SVTG456'
    attributes:
      Attributes:
        - DeviceId: 12765
          Attributes:
            - Id : 15645
              Value : "0.0.0.0"
              IsIgnored : false
        - DeviceId: 10173
          Attributes:
            - Id : 18968,
              Value : "hostname-1"
              IsIgnored : false
      NetworkBootIsoModel:
        BootToNetwork: true
        ShareType: "NFS"
        IsoTimeout: 1 # allowable values(1,2,4,8,16) in hours
        IsoPath: "/home/iso_path/filename.iso"
        ShareDetail:
          IpAddress: "192.168.0.2"
          ShareName: "sharename"
          User: "share_user"
          Password: "share_password"
      Options:
        EndHostPowerState: 1
        ShutdownType: 0
        TimeToWaitBeforeShutdown: 300
      Schedule:
        RunLater: true
        RunNow: false

- name: Delete template
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "delete"
    template_id: 12

- name: Export a template
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "export"
    template_id: 12

# Start of example to export template to a local xml file
- name: Export template to a local xml file
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "export"
    template_name: "my_template"
  register: result
- name: Save template into a file
  ansible.builtin.copy:
    content: "{{ result.Content}}"
    dest: "/path/to/exported_template.xml"
# End of example to export template to a local xml file

- name: Clone a template
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "clone"
    template_id: 12
    attributes:
      Name: "New Cloned Template Name"

- name: Import template from XML content
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "import"
    attributes:
      Name: "Imported Template Name"
      # Template Type from TemplateService/TemplateTypes
      Type: 2
      # xml string content
      Content: "<SystemConfiguration Model=\"PowerEdge R940\" ServiceTag=\"SVCTAG1\"
      TimeStamp=\"Tue Sep 24 09:20:57.872551 2019\">\n<Component FQDD=\"AHCI.Slot.6-1\">\n<Attribute
      Name=\"RAIDresetConfig\">True</Attribute>\n<Attribute Name=\"RAIDforeignConfig\">Clear</Attribute>\n
      </Component>\n<Component FQDD=\"Disk.Direct.0-0:AHCI.Slot.6-1\">\n<Attribute Name=\"RAIDPDState\">Ready
      </Attribute>\n<Attribute Name=\"RAIDHotSpareStatus\">No</Attribute>\n</Component>\n
      <Component FQDD=\"Disk.Direct.1-1:AHCI.Slot.6-1\">\n<Attribute Name=\"RAIDPDState\">Ready</Attribute>\n
      <Attribute Name=\"RAIDHotSpareStatus\">No</Attribute>\n</Component>\n</SystemConfiguration>\n"

- name: Import template from local XML file
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "import"
    attributes:
      Name: "Imported Template Name"
      Type: 2
      Content: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.file', '/path/to/xmlfile') }}"

- name: "Deploy template and Operating System (OS) on multiple devices."
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "deploy"
    template_id: 12
    device_id:
      - 12765
    device_service_tag:
      - 'SVTG123'
    attributes:
      # Include this to install OS on the devices.
      # This section is optional
      NetworkBootIsoModel:
        BootToNetwork: true
        ShareType: "CIFS"
        IsoTimeout: 1 # allowable values(1,2,4,8,16) in hours
        IsoPath: "/home/iso_path/filename.iso"
        ShareDetail:
          IpAddress: "192.168.0.2"
          ShareName: "sharename"
          User: "share_user"
          Password: "share_password"
      Options:
        EndHostPowerState: 1
        ShutdownType: 0
        TimeToWaitBeforeShutdown: 300
      Schedule:
        RunLater: true
        RunNow: false

- name: Create a compliance template from reference device
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "create"
    device_service_tag:
      - "SVTG123"
    template_view_type: "Compliance"
    attributes:
      Name: "Configuration Compliance"
      Description: "Configuration Compliance Template"
      Fqdds: "BIOS"

- name: Import a compliance template from XML file
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_template:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    command: "import"
    template_view_type: "Compliance"
    attributes:
      Name: "Configuration Compliance"
      Content: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.file', './test.xml') }}"
      Type: 2

Return Values

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

Key

Description

Content

string

XML content of the exported template. This content can be written to a xml file.

Returned: success, when command is export

Sample: “\u003cSystemConfiguration Model=\”PowerEdge R940\” ServiceTag=\”DEFG123\” TimeStamp=\”Tue Sep 24 09:20:57.872551 2019\”\u003e\n\u003cComponent FQDD=\”AHCI.Slot.6-1\”\u003e\n\u003cAttribute Name=\”RAIDresetConfig\”\u003eTrue\u003c/Attribute\u003e\n\u003cAttribute Name=\”RAIDforeignConfig\”\u003eClear\u003c/Attribute\u003e\n\u003c/Component\u003e\n\u003cComponent FQDD=\”Disk.Direct.0-0:AHCI.Slot.6-1\”\u003e \n\u003cAttribute Name=\”RAIDPDState\”\u003eReady\u003c/Attribute\u003e\n\u003cAttribute Name=\”RAIDHotSpareStatus\”\u003eNo\u003c/Attribute\u003e \n\u003c/Component\u003e\n\u003cComponent FQDD=\”Disk.Direct.1-1:AHCI.Slot.6-1\”\u003e\n\u003cAttribute Name=\”RAIDPDState\”\u003eReady \u003c/Attribute\u003e\n\u003cAttribute Name=\”RAIDHotSpareStatus\”\u003eNo\u003c/Attribute\u003e\n\u003c/Component\u003e\n\u003c/SystemConfiguration\u003e”

devices_assigned

dictionary

Mapping of devices with the templates already deployed on them.

Returned: command is deploy

Sample: {“10312”: 23, “10362”: 28}

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 template operation.

Returned: always

Sample: “Successfully created a template with ID 23”

return_id

integer

ID of the template for create, modify, import and clone or task created in case of deploy.

Returned: success, when command is create, modify, import, clone and deploy

Sample: 12

TemplateId

integer

ID of the template for export.

Returned: success, when command is export

Sample: 13

Authors

  • Jagadeesh N V (@jagadeeshnv)