beadm – Manage ZFS boot environments on FreeBSD/Solaris/illumos systems

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Create, delete or activate ZFS boot environments.
  • Mount and unmount ZFS boot environments.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
Associate a description with a new boot environment. This option is available only on Solarish platforms.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Specifies if the unmount should be forced.
mountpoint
path
Path where to mount the ZFS boot environment.
name
string / required
ZFS boot environment name.

aliases: be
options
string
Create the datasets for new BE with specific ZFS properties.
Multiple options can be specified.
This option is available only on Solarish platforms.
snapshot
string
If specified, the new boot environment will be cloned from the given snapshot or inactive boot environment.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • activated
  • mounted
  • present ←
  • unmounted
Create or delete ZFS boot environment.

Examples

- name: Create ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    state: present

- name: Create ZFS boot environment from existing inactive boot environment
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    snapshot: [email protected]
    state: present

- name: Create ZFS boot environment with compression enabled and description "upgrade"
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    options: "compression=on"
    description: upgrade
    state: present

- name: Delete ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: old-be
    state: absent

- name: Mount ZFS boot environment on /tmp/be
  beadm:
    name: BE
    mountpoint: /tmp/be
    state: mounted

- name: Unmount ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: BE
    state: unmounted

- name: Activate ZFS boot environment
  beadm:
    name: upgrade-be
    state: activated

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
always
BE description

Sample:
Upgrade from 9.0 to 10.0
force
boolean
always
If forced action is wanted

mountpoint
string
always
BE mountpoint

Sample:
/mnt/be
name
string
always
BE name

Sample:
pre-upgrade
options
string
always
BE additional options

Sample:
compression=on
snapshot
string
always
ZFS snapshot to create BE from

Sample:
state
string
always
state of the target

Sample:
present


Status

Authors

  • Adam Števko (@xen0l)

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