ovirt_mac_pools - Module to manage MAC pools in oVirt

New in version 2.3.


  • This module manage MAC pools in oVirt.

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • python >= 2.7
  • ovirt-engine-sdk-python >= 4.0.0


parameter required default choices comments
If (true) allow a MAC address to be used multiple times in a pool.
Default value is set by oVirt engine to false.
Dictionary with values needed to create HTTP/HTTPS connection to oVirt:
username[required] - The name of the user, something like [email protected]. Default value is set by OVIRT_USERNAME environment variable.
password[required] - The password of the user. Default value is set by OVIRT_PASSWORD environment variable.
url[required] - A string containing the base URL of the server, usually something like ``. Default value is set by OVIRT_URL environment variable.
token - Token to be used instead of login with username/password. Default value is set by OVIRT_TOKEN environment variable.
insecure - A boolean flag that indicates if the server TLS certificate and host name should be checked.
ca_file - A PEM file containing the trusted CA certificates. The certificate presented by the server will be verified using these CA certificates. If `ca_file` parameter is not set, system wide CA certificate store is used. Default value is set by OVIRT_CAFILE environment variable.
kerberos - A boolean flag indicating if Kerberos authentication should be used instead of the default basic authentication.
Description of the MAC pool.
(added in 2.3)
If True the module will fetch additional data from the API.
It will fetch IDs of the VMs disks, snapshots, etc. User can configure to fetch other attributes of the nested entities by specifying nested_attributes.
Name of the the MAC pool to manage.
(added in 2.3)
Specifies list of the attributes which should be fetched from the API.
This parameter apply only when fetch_nested is true.
no 3
Number of the seconds the module waits until another poll request on entity status is sent.
List of MAC ranges. The from and to should be splitted by comma.
For example: 00:1a:4a:16:01:51,00:1a:4a:16:01:61
no present
  • present
  • absent
Should the mac pool be present or absent.
no 180
The amount of time in seconds the module should wait for the instance to get into desired state.
True if the module should wait for the entity to get into desired state.


# Examples don't contain auth parameter for simplicity,
# look at ovirt_auth module to see how to reuse authentication:

# Create MAC pool:
- ovirt_mac_pools:
    name: mymacpool
    allow_duplicates: false
      - 00:1a:4a:16:01:51,00:1a:4a:16:01:61
      - 00:1a:4a:16:02:51,00:1a:4a:16:02:61

# Remove MAC pool:
- ovirt_mac_pools:
    state: absent
    name: mymacpool

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
id ID of the MAC pool which is managed On success if MAC pool is found. str 7de90f31-222c-436c-a1ca-7e655bd5b60c
template Dictionary of all the MAC pool attributes. MAC pool attributes can be found on your oVirt instance at following url: On success if MAC pool is found.



  • In order to use this module you have to install oVirt Python SDK. To ensure it’s installed with correct version you can create the following task: pip: name=ovirt-engine-sdk-python version=4.0.0


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