theforeman.foreman.operatingsystem module – Manage Operating Systems

Note

This module is part of the theforeman.foreman collection (version 3.4.0).

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 theforeman.foreman.

To use it in a playbook, specify: theforeman.foreman.operatingsystem.

New in version 1.0.0: of theforeman.foreman

Synopsis

  • Manage Operating Systems

Requirements

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

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

architectures

list / elements=string

architectures, the operating system can be installed on

description

string

Description of the Operating System

major

string

major version of the Operating System

media

list / elements=string

list of installation media

minor

string

minor version of the Operating System

name

string / required

Name of the Operating System

os_family

aliases: family

string

Distribution family of the Operating System

Choices:

  • AIX

  • Altlinux

  • Archlinux

  • Coreos

  • Debian

  • Freebsd

  • Gentoo

  • Junos

  • NXOS

  • Rancheros

  • Redhat

  • Solaris

  • Suse

  • Windows

  • Xenserver

parameters

list / elements=dictionary

Operating System specific host parameters

name

string / required

Name of the parameter

parameter_type

string

Type of the parameter

Choices:

  • string ← (default)

  • boolean

  • integer

  • real

  • array

  • hash

  • yaml

  • json

value

raw / required

Value of the parameter

password

string / required

Password of the user accessing the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_PASSWORD will be used instead.

password_hash

string

hashing algorithm for passwd

Choices:

  • MD5

  • SHA256

  • SHA512

  • Base64

  • Base64-Windows

provisioning_templates

list / elements=string

List of provisioning templates that are associated with the operating system.

Specify the full list of template names you want to associate with your OS.

For example [“Kickstart default”, “Kickstart default finish”, “Kickstart default iPXE”, “custom”].

After specifying the template associations, you can set the default association in

the theforeman.foreman.os_default_template module.

ptables

list / elements=string

list of partitioning tables

release_name

string

Release name of the operating system (recommended for debian)

server_url

string / required

URL of the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_SERVER_URL will be used instead.

state

string

State of the entity

present_with_defaults will ensure the entity exists, but won’t update existing ones

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • present_with_defaults

  • absent

updated_name

string

New operating system name. When this parameter is set, the module will not be idempotent.

username

string / required

Username accessing the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_USERNAME will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

Whether or not to verify the TLS certificates of the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

- name: "Create an Operating System"
  theforeman.foreman.operatingsystem:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: Debian
    release_name: stretch
    family: Debian
    major: 9
    parameters:
      - name: additional-packages
        value: python vim
    state: present

- name: "Ensure existence of an Operating System (provide default values)"
  theforeman.foreman.operatingsystem:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: Centos
    family: Redhat
    major: 7
    password_hash: SHA256
    state: present_with_defaults

- name: "Delete an Operating System"
  theforeman.foreman.operatingsystem:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: Debian
    family: Debian
    major: 9
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

entity

dictionary

Final state of the affected entities grouped by their type.

Returned: success

operatinsystems

list / elements=dictionary

List of operatinsystems.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Matthias M Dellweg (@mdellweg) ATIX AG

  • Bernhard Hopfenmüller (@Fobhep) ATIX AG