community.vmware.vsphere_file module – Manage files on a vCenter datastore

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.2.0).

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.vmware.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.vmware.vsphere_file.

Synopsis

  • Manage files on a vCenter datastore.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

datacenter

string / required

The datacenter on the vCenter server that holds the datastore.

datastore

string / required

The datastore on the vCenter server to push files to.

host

aliases: hostname

string / required

The vCenter server on which the datastore is available.

password

string / required

The password to authenticate on the vCenter server.

path

aliases: dest

string / required

The file or directory on the datastore on the vCenter server.

state

string

The state of or the action on the provided path.

If absent, the file will be removed.

If directory, the directory will be created.

If file, more information of the (existing) file will be returned.

If touch, an empty file will be created if the path does not exist.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "directory"

  • "file" ← (default)

  • "touch"

timeout

integer

The timeout in seconds for the upload to the datastore.

Default: 10

username

string / required

The user name to authenticate on the vCenter server.

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be set to false when no other option exists.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • The vSphere folder API does not allow to remove directory objects.

Examples

- name: Create an empty file on a datastore
  community.vmware.vsphere_file:
    host: '{{ vhost }}'
    username: '{{ vuser }}'
    password: '{{ vpass }}'
    datacenter: DC1 Someplace
    datastore: datastore1
    path: some/remote/file
    state: touch
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a directory on a datastore
  community.vmware.vsphere_file:
    host: '{{ vhost }}'
    username: '{{ vuser }}'
    password: '{{ vpass }}'
    datacenter: DC2 Someplace
    datastore: datastore2
    path: other/remote/file
    state: directory
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a file on a datastore
  community.vmware.vsphere_file:
    host: '{{ vhost }}'
    username: '{{ vuser }}'
    password: '{{ vpass }}'
    datacenter: DC1 Someplace
    datastore: datastore1
    path: some/remote/file
    state: file
  delegate_to: localhost
  ignore_errors: true

- name: Delete a file on a datastore
  community.vmware.vsphere_file:
    host: '{{ vhost }}'
    username: '{{ vuser }}'
    password: '{{ vpass }}'
    datacenter: DC2 Someplace
    datastore: datastore2
    path: other/remote/file
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)