vmware_host_vmhba_facts – Gathers facts about vmhbas available on the given ESXi host

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about vmhbas available on the given ESXi host.
  • If cluster_name is provided, then vmhba facts about all hosts from given cluster will be returned.
  • If esxi_hostname is provided, then vmhba facts about given host system will be returned.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
string
Name of the cluster from which all host systems will be used.
Vmhba facts about each ESXi server will be returned for the given cluster.
This parameter is required if esxi_hostname is not specified.
esxi_hostname
string
Name of the host system to work with.
Vmhba facts about this ESXi server will be returned.
This parameter is required 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
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: Gather facts about vmhbas of all ESXi Host in the given Cluster
  vmware_host_vmhba_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: cluster_host_vmhbas

- name: Gather facts about vmhbas of an ESXi Host
  vmware_host_vmhba_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: host_vmhbas

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hosts_vmhbas_facts
dictionary
hosts_vmhbas_facts
dict with hostname as key and dict with vmhbas facts as value.

Sample:
{'10.76.33.204': {'vmhba_details': [{'adapter': 'HPE Smart Array P440ar', 'bus': 3, 'device': 'vmhba0', 'driver': 'nhpsa', 'location': '0000:03:00.0', 'model': 'Smart Array P440ar', 'node_wwn': '50:01:43:80:37:18:9e:a0', 'status': 'unknown', 'type': 'SAS'}, {'adapter': 'QLogic Corp ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA', 'bus': 5, 'device': 'vmhba1', 'driver': 'qlnativefc', 'location': '0000:05:00.0', 'model': 'ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA', 'node_wwn': '57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:82', 'port_type': 'unknown', 'port_wwn': '57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:82', 'speed': 8, 'status': 'online', 'type': 'Fibre Channel'}, {'adapter': 'QLogic Corp ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA', 'bus': 8, 'device': 'vmhba2', 'driver': 'qlnativefc', 'location': '0000:08:00.0', 'model': 'ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA', 'node_wwn': '57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:21', 'port_type': 'unknown', 'port_wwn': '57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:21', 'speed': 8, 'status': 'online', 'type': 'Fibre Channel'}]}}


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Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)

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