vmware_host_powermgmt_policy – Manages the Power Management Policy of an ESXI host system

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage the Power Management Policy of ESXi host systems in given vCenter infrastructure.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
-
Name of the cluster from which all host systems will be used.
This is required parameter if esxi_hostname is not specified.
esxi_hostname
-
Name of the host system to work with.
This is required parameter if cluster_name is not specified.
hostname
string
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 Ansible 2.6.
password
string
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 Ansible 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
policy
-
    Choices:
  • high-performance
  • balanced ←
  • low-power
  • custom
Set the Power Management Policy of the host system.
port
integer
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 Ansible 2.6.
username
string
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 Ansible 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    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 Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Set the Power Management Policy of a host system to high-performance
  vmware_host_powermgmt_policy:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_host }}'
    policy: high-performance
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set the Power Management Policy of all host systems from cluster to high-performance
  vmware_host_powermgmt_policy:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    policy: high-performance
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
dictionary
always
metadata about host system's Power Management Policy

Sample:
{'changed': True, 'result': {'esxi01': {'changed': True, 'current_state': 'high-performance', 'desired_state': 'high-performance', 'msg': 'Power policy changed', 'previous_state': 'balanced'}}}


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