lvg – Configure LVM volume groups

Synopsis

  • This module creates, removes or resizes volume groups.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes, allows to remove volume group with logical volumes.
pesize
string
Default:
"4"
The size of the physical extent. pesize must be a power of 2 of at least 1 sector (where the sector size is the largest sector size of the PVs currently used in the VG), or at least 128KiB.
Since Ansible 2.6, pesize can be optionally suffixed by a UNIT (k/K/m/M/g/G), default unit is megabyte.
pv_options
string
added in 2.4
Additional options to pass to pvcreate when creating the volume group.
pvs
list
List of comma-separated devices to use as physical devices in this volume group.
Required when creating or resizing volume group.
The module will take care of running pvcreate if needed.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Control if the volume group exists.
vg
string / required
The name of the volume group.
vg_options
string
Additional options to pass to vgcreate when creating the volume group.

Notes

Note

  • This module does not modify PE size for already present volume group.

See Also

See also

filesystem – Makes a filesystem
The official documentation on the filesystem module.
lvol – Configure LVM logical volumes
The official documentation on the lvol module.
parted – Configure block device partitions
The official documentation on the parted module.

Examples

- name: Create a volume group on top of /dev/sda1 with physical extent size = 32MB
  lvg:
    vg: vg.services
    pvs: /dev/sda1
    pesize: 32

- name: Create a volume group on top of /dev/sdb with physical extent size = 128KiB
  lvg:
    vg: vg.services
    pvs: /dev/sdb
    pesize: 128K

# If, for example, we already have VG vg.services on top of /dev/sdb1,
# this VG will be extended by /dev/sdc5.  Or if vg.services was created on
# top of /dev/sda5, we first extend it with /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc5,
# and then reduce by /dev/sda5.
- name: Create or resize a volume group on top of /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc5.
  lvg:
    vg: vg.services
    pvs: /dev/sdb1,/dev/sdc5

- name: Remove a volume group with name vg.services
  lvg:
    vg: vg.services
    state: absent

Status

Authors

  • Alexander Bulimov (@abulimov)

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