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vmware_vsan_cluster - Configure VSAN clustering on an ESXi host

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure VSAN clustering on an ESXi host

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_uuid
Desired cluster UUID
hostname
str
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 support added in version 2.6.
password
str
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 support added in version 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
int

(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 support added in version 2.6.
username
str
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 support added in version 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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 support added in version 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5

Examples

# Example command from Ansible Playbook

- name: Configure VMware VSAN Cluster
  hosts: deploy_node
  gather_facts: False
  tags:
    - vsan
  tasks:
    - name: Configure VSAN on first host
      vmware_vsan_cluster:
         hostname: "{{ groups['esxi'][0] }}"
         username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
         password: "{{ site_password }}"
      register: vsan_cluster

    - name: Configure VSAN on remaining hosts
      vmware_vsan_cluster:
         hostname: "{{ item }}"
         username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
         password: "{{ site_password }}"
         cluster_uuid: "{{ vsan_cluster.cluster_uuid }}"
      with_items: "{{ groups['esxi'][1:] }}"

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

  • Russell Teague (@mtnbikenc)

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