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vmware_local_user_manager - Manage local users on an ESXi host

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manage local users on an ESXi host

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi installed

Options

parameter required default choices comments
hostname
yes
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter.
local_user_description
no
Description for the user
local_user_name
yes
The local user name to be changed
local_user_password
no
The password to be set
password
yes
The password of the vSphere vCenter.

aliases: pass, pwd
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the user. If the user already exists when state=present, the user info is updated
username
yes
The username of the vSphere vCenter.

aliases: user, admin
validate_certs
no True
  • True
  • False
Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.

Examples

# Example vmware_local_user_manager command from Ansible Playbooks
- name: Add local user to ESXi
  local_action:
      module: vmware_local_user_manager
      hostname: esxi_hostname
      username: root
      password: vmware
      local_user_name: foo

Notes

Note

  • Tested on ESXi 6.0
  • Be sure that the ESXi user used for login, has the appropriate rights to create / delete / edit users

Status

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

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

For more information on what this means please read Module Support

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