ovirt_templates_facts - Retrieve facts about one or more oVirt templates

New in version 2.3.


  • Retrieve facts about one or more oVirt templates.

Requirements (on host that executes module)

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


parameter required default choices comments
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.
(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.
(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.
Search term which is accepted by oVirt search backend.
For example to search template X from datacenter Y use following pattern: name=X and datacenter=Y


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

# Gather facts about all templates which names start with C(centos) and
# belongs to data center C(west):
- ovirt_templates_facts:
    pattern: name=centos* and datacenter=west
- debug:
    var: ovirt_templates

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
ovirt_templates List of dictionaries describing the templates. Template attribues are mapped to dictionary keys, all templates attributes can be found at following url: On success. list



  • This module creates a new top-level ovirt_templates fact, which contains a list of templates.
  • 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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