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hpilo_boot – Boot system using specific media through HP iLO interface

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module boots a system through its HP iLO interface. The boot media can be one of: cdrom, floppy, hdd, network or usb.
  • This module requires the hpilo python module.

Requirements

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

  • hpilo

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to force a reboot (even when the system is already booted).
As a safeguard, without force, hpilo_boot will refuse to reboot a server that is already running.
host
- / required
The HP iLO hostname/address that is linked to the physical system.
image
-
The URL of a cdrom, floppy or usb boot media image. protocol://username:[email protected]:port/filename
protocol is either 'http' or 'https'
username:password is optional
port is optional
login
-
Default:
"Administrator"
The login name to authenticate to the HP iLO interface.
media
-
    Choices:
  • cdrom
  • floppy
  • hdd
  • network
  • normal
  • usb
The boot media to boot the system from
password
-
Default:
"admin"
The password to authenticate to the HP iLO interface.
ssl_version
-
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • SSLv3
  • SSLv23
  • TLSv1 ←
  • TLSv1_1
  • TLSv1_2
Change the ssl_version used.
state
-
    Choices:
  • boot_always
  • boot_once ←
  • connect
  • disconnect
  • no_boot
  • poweroff
The state of the boot media.
no_boot: Do not boot from the device
boot_once: Boot from the device once and then notthereafter
boot_always: Boot from the device each time the serveris rebooted
connect: Connect the virtual media device and set to boot_always
disconnect: Disconnects the virtual media device and set to no_boot
poweroff: Power off the server

Notes

Note

  • To use a USB key image you need to specify floppy as boot media.
  • This module ought to be run from a system that can access the HP iLO interface directly, either by using local_action or using delegate_to.

Examples

- name: Task to boot a system using an ISO from an HP iLO interface only if the system is an HP server
  hpilo_boot:
    host: YOUR_ILO_ADDRESS
    login: YOUR_ILO_LOGIN
    password: YOUR_ILO_PASSWORD
    media: cdrom
    image: http://some-web-server/iso/boot.iso
  when: cmdb_hwmodel.startswith('HP ')
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Power off a server
  hpilo_boot:
    host: YOUR_ILO_HOST
    login: YOUR_ILO_LOGIN
    password: YOUR_ILO_PASSWORD
    state: poweroff
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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