community.general.proxmox_vm_info module – Retrieve information about one or more Proxmox VE virtual machines

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.5.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.proxmox_vm_info.

New in community.general 7.2.0

Synopsis

  • Retrieve information about one or more Proxmox VE virtual machines.

Requirements

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

  • proxmoxer

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_host

string / required

Specify the target host of the Proxmox VE cluster.

api_password

string

Specify the password to authenticate with.

You can use PROXMOX_PASSWORD environment variable.

api_token_id

string

added in community.general 1.3.0

Specify the token ID.

Requires proxmoxer>=1.1.0 to work.

api_token_secret

string

added in community.general 1.3.0

Specify the token secret.

Requires proxmoxer>=1.1.0 to work.

api_user

string / required

Specify the user to authenticate with.

config

string

added in community.general 8.1.0

Whether to retrieve the VM configuration along with VM status.

If set to none (default), no configuration will be returned.

If set to current, the current running configuration will be returned.

If set to pending, the configuration with pending changes applied will be returned.

Choices:

  • "none" ← (default)

  • "current"

  • "pending"

name

string

Restrict results to a specific virtual machine(s) by using their name.

If VM(s) with the specified name do not exist in a cluster then the resulting list will be empty.

node

string

Restrict results to a specific Proxmox VE node.

type

string

Restrict results to a specific virtual machine(s) type.

Choices:

  • "all" ← (default)

  • "qemu"

  • "lxc"

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

vmid

integer

Restrict results to a specific virtual machine by using its ID.

If VM with the specified vmid does not exist in a cluster then resulting list will be empty.

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

This action does not modify state.

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: N/A

This action does not modify state.

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: List all existing virtual machines on node
  community.general.proxmox_vm_info:
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    api_user: root@pam
    api_token_id: '{{ token_id | default(omit) }}'
    api_token_secret: '{{ token_secret | default(omit) }}'
    node: node01

- name: List all QEMU virtual machines on node
  community.general.proxmox_vm_info:
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    api_user: root@pam
    api_password: '{{ password | default(omit) }}'
    node: node01
    type: qemu

- name: Retrieve information about specific VM by ID
  community.general.proxmox_vm_info:
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    api_user: root@pam
    api_password: '{{ password | default(omit) }}'
    node: node01
    type: qemu
    vmid: 101

- name: Retrieve information about specific VM by name and get current configuration
  community.general.proxmox_vm_info:
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    api_user: root@pam
    api_password: '{{ password | default(omit) }}'
    node: node01
    type: lxc
    name: lxc05.home.arpa
    config: current

Return Values

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

Key

Description

proxmox_vms

list / elements=dictionary

List of virtual machines.

Returned: on success

Sample: [{"cpu": 0.258944410905281, "cpus": 1, "disk": 0, "diskread": 0, "diskwrite": 0, "id": "qemu/100", "maxcpu": 1, "maxdisk": 34359738368, "maxmem": 4294967296, "mem": 35158379, "name": "pxe.home.arpa", "netin": 99715803, "netout": 14237835, "node": "pve", "pid": 1947197, "status": "running", "template": false, "type": "qemu", "uptime": 135530, "vmid": 100}, {"cpu": 0, "cpus": 1, "disk": 0, "diskread": 0, "diskwrite": 0, "id": "qemu/101", "maxcpu": 1, "maxdisk": 0, "maxmem": 536870912, "mem": 0, "name": "test1", "netin": 0, "netout": 0, "node": "pve", "status": "stopped", "template": false, "type": "qemu", "uptime": 0, "vmid": 101}]

Authors

  • Sergei Antipov (@UnderGreen) <greendayonfire at gmail dot com>