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vsphere_copy - Copy a file to a vCenter datastore

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Upload files to a vCenter datastore

Options

parameter required default choices comments
datacenter
yes
The datacenter on the vCenter server that holds the datastore.
datastore
yes
The datastore on the vCenter server to push files to.
host
yes
The vCenter server on which the datastore is available.
login
yes
The login name to authenticate on the vCenter server.
password
yes
The password to authenticate on the vCenter server.
path
yes
The file to push to the datastore on the vCenter server.
src
yes
The file to push to vCenter
validate_certs
no yes
  • yes
  • no
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be set to no when no other option exists.

Examples

- vsphere_copy:
    host: vhost
    login: vuser
    password: vpass
    src: /some/local/file
    datacenter: DC1 Someplace
    datastore: datastore1
    path: some/remote/file
  transport: local
- vsphere_copy:
    host: vhost
    login: vuser
    password: vpass
    src: /other/local/file
    datacenter: DC2 Someplace
    datastore: datastore2
    path: other/remote/file
  delegate_to: other_system

Notes

Note

  • This module ought to be run from a system that can access vCenter directly and has the file to transfer. It can be the normal remote target or you can change it either by using transport: local or using delegate_to.
  • Tested on vSphere 5.5

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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