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reboot – Reboot a machine

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Reboot a machine, wait for it to go down, come back up, and respond to commands.
  • For Windows targets, use the win_reboot module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
connect_timeout
integer
Maximum seconds to wait for a successful connection to the managed hosts before trying again.
If unspecified, the default setting for the underlying connection plugin is used.
msg
string
Default:
"Reboot initiated by Ansible"
Message to display to users before reboot.
post_reboot_delay
integer
Default:
0
Seconds to wait after the reboot command was successful before attempting to validate the system rebooted successfully.
This is useful if you want wait for something to settle despite your connection already working.
pre_reboot_delay
integer
Default:
0
Seconds to wait before reboot. Passed as a parameter to the reboot command.
On Linux, macOS and OpenBSD, this is converted to minutes and rounded down. If less than 60, it will be set to 0.
On Solaris and FreeBSD, this will be seconds.
reboot_timeout
integer
Default:
600
Maximum seconds to wait for machine to reboot and respond to a test command.
This timeout is evaluated separately for both reboot verification and test command success so the maximum execution time for the module is twice this amount.
search_paths
list
added in 2.8
Default:
["/sbin", "/usr/sbin", "/usr/local/sbin"]
Paths to search on the remote machine for the shutdown command.
Only these paths will be searched for the shutdown command. PATH is ignored in the remote node when searching for the shutdown command.
test_command
string
Default:
"whoami"
Command to run on the rebooted host and expect success from to determine the machine is ready for further tasks.

Notes

Note

  • PATH is ignored on the remote node when searching for the shutdown command. Use search_paths to specify locations to search if the default paths do not work.

See Also

See also

win_reboot – Reboot a windows machine
The official documentation on the win_reboot module.

Examples

- name: Unconditionally reboot the machine with all defaults
  reboot:

- name: Reboot a slow machine that might have lots of updates to apply
  reboot:
    reboot_timeout: 3600

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
elapsed
integer
always
The number of seconds that elapsed waiting for the system to be rebooted.

Sample:
23
rebooted
boolean
always
true if the machine was rebooted

Sample:
True


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)
  • Sam Doran (@samdoran)

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