ovirt_vm_facts – Retrieve facts about one or more oVirt/RHV virtual machines

New in version 2.3.


  • Retrieve facts about one or more oVirt/RHV virtual machines.


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
  • no
  • yes
If true all the attributes of the virtual machines should be included in the response.
dictionary / required
Dictionary with values needed to create HTTP/HTTPS connection to oVirt:
username[required] - The name of the user, something like admin@internal. 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 `https://server.example.com/ovirt-engine/api`. 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 `server.example.com`. 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 true performed search will take case into account.
added in 2.3
  • no
  • yes
If yes the module will fetch additional data from the API.
It will fetch IDs of the VMs disks, snapshots, etc. User can configure to fetch other attributes of the nested entities by specifying nested_attributes.
The maximum number of results to return.
added in 2.3
Specifies list of the attributes which should be fetched from the API.
This parameter apply only when fetch_nested is true.
added in 2.8
  • no
  • yes
Indicates if the returned result describes the virtual machine as it is currently running or if describes the virtual machine with the modifications that have already been performed but that will only come into effect when the virtual machine is restarted. By default the value is set by engine.
Search term which is accepted by oVirt/RHV search backend.
For example to search VM X from cluster Y use following pattern: name=X and cluster=Y



  • This module creates a new top-level ovirt_vms fact, which contains a list of virtual machines.

  • 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: 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:

# Gather facts about all VMs which names start with C(centos) and
# belong to cluster C(west):
- ovirt_vm_facts:
    pattern: name=centos* and cluster=west
- debug:
    var: ovirt_vms

# Gather info about next run configuration of virtual machine named myvm
- ovirt_vm_facts:
    pattern: name=myvm
    next_run: true
- debug:
    var: ovirt_vms[0]

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
On success.
List of dictionaries describing the VMs. VM attributes are mapped to dictionary keys, all VMs attributes can be found at following url: http://ovirt.github.io/ovirt-engine-api-model/master/#types/vm.



  • Ondra Machacek (@machacekondra)


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