community.general.ovirt_storage_vm_facts – Retrieve information about one or more oVirt/RHV virtual machines relate to a storage domain.


This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 1.3.6).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.ovirt_storage_vm_facts.


Removed in

version 3.0.0


When migrating to collection we decided to use only _info modules.


Use ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_storage_vm_info instead.


  • Retrieve information about one or more oVirt/RHV virtual machines relate to a storage domain.


The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.7

  • ovirt-engine-sdk-python >= 4.3.0


Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dictionary / required
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- A string containing the API URL of the server, usually something like ``. Default value is set by OVIRT_URL environment variable. Either url or hostname is required.
hostname - A string containing the hostname of the server, usually something like ``. Default value is set by OVIRT_HOSTNAME environment variable. Either url or hostname is required.
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.
headers - Dictionary of HTTP headers to be added to each API call.
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes the module will fetch additional data from the API.
It will fetch only IDs of nested entity. It doesn't fetch multiple levels of nested attributes. Only the attributes of the current entity. User can configure to fetch other attributes of the nested entities by specifying nested_attributes.
Sets the maximum number of virtual machines to return. If not specified all the virtual machines are returned.
list / elements=string
Specifies list of the attributes which should be fetched from the API.
This parameter apply only when fetch_nested is true.
The storage domain name where the virtual machines should be listed.
  • no ←
  • yes
Flag which indicates whether to get unregistered virtual machines which contain one or more disks which reside on a storage domain or diskless virtual machines.



  • This module returns a variable ovirt_storage_vms, which contains a list of virtual machines. You need to register the result with the register keyword to use it.

  • 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: ansible.builtin.pip: name=ovirt-engine-sdk-python version=4.3.0


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

- name: Gather information about all VMs which relate to a storage domain and are unregistered
    unregistered: yes
  register: result

- name: Print gathered information
    msg: "{{ result.ovirt_storage_vms }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
list / elements=string
On success.
List of dictionaries describing the VMs. VM attributes are mapped to dictionary keys, all VMs attributes can be found at following url:


  • This module will be removed in version 3.0.0. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.


  • Maor Lipchuk (@machacekondra)