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vmware_vmkernel_ip_config - Configure the VMkernel IP Address

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Configure the VMkernel IP Address

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hostname
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in version 2.6.
ip_address
required
IP address to assign to VMkernel interface
password
The password of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in version 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
(added in 2.5)
Default:
443
The port number of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in version 2.6.
subnet_mask
required
Subnet Mask to assign to VMkernel interface
username
The username of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in version 2.6.

aliases: user, admin
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Default:
True
Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in version 2.6.
If set to True, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.
vmk_name
required
VMkernel interface name

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5

Examples

# Example command from Ansible Playbook

- name: Configure IP address on ESX host
  local_action:
    module: vmware_vmkernel_ip_config
    hostname: esxi_hostname
    username: esxi_username
    password: esxi_password
    vmk_name: vmk0
    ip_address: 10.0.0.10
    subnet_mask: 255.255.255.0

Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)
  • Russell Teague (@mtnbikenc)

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