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vmware_guest_find - Find the folder path(s) for a VM by name or UUID

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Find the folder path(s) for a VM by name or UUID

Options

parameter required default choices comments
datacenter
yes
Destination datacenter for the deploy operation
hostname
yes
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter.
name
yes
Name of the VM to work with
password
yes
The password of the vSphere vCenter.

aliases: pass, pwd
username
yes
The username of the vSphere vCenter.

aliases: user, admin
uuid
no
UUID of the instance to manage if known, this is VMware's uid.
This is required if name is not supplied.
validate_certs
no True
  • True
  • False
Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.

Examples

- name: Gather VM facts
  vmware_guest_find:
    hostname: 192.168.1.209
    username: [email protected]
    password: vmware
    validate_certs: no
    name: testvm

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

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