community.general.rhevm module – RHEV/oVirt automation

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • This module only supports oVirt/RHEV version 3.

  • A newer module ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_vm supports oVirt/RHV version 4.

  • Allows you to create/remove/update or powermanage virtual machines on a RHEV/oVirt platform.

Requirements

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

  • ovirtsdk

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

boot_order

list / elements=string

This option uses complex arguments and is a list of items that specify the bootorder.

Default: [“hd”, “network”]

cd_drive

string

The CD you wish to have mounted on the VM when state = ‘CD’.

cluster

string

The RHEV/oVirt cluster in which you want you VM to start.

cpu_share

integer

This parameter is used to configure the CPU share.

Default: 0

datacenter

string

The RHEV/oVirt datacenter in which you want you VM to start.

Default: “Default”

del_prot

boolean

This option sets the delete protection checkbox.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

disks

list / elements=string

This option uses complex arguments and is a list of disks with the options name, size and domain.

ifaces

aliases: interfaces, nics

list / elements=string

This option uses complex arguments and is a list of interfaces with the options name and vlan.

image

string

The template to use for the VM.

insecure_api

boolean

A boolean switch to make a secure or insecure connection to the server.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

mempol

integer

The minimum amount of memory you wish to reserve for this system.

Default: 1

name

string

The name of the VM.

osver

string

The operating system option in RHEV/oVirt.

Default: “rhel_6x64”

password

string / required

The password for user authentication.

port

integer

The port on which the API is reachable.

Default: 443

server

string

The name/IP of your RHEV-m/oVirt instance.

Default: “127.0.0.1”

state

string

This serves to create/remove/update or powermanage your VM.

Choices:

  • absent

  • cd

  • down

  • info

  • ping

  • present ← (default)

  • restarted

  • up

timeout

integer

The timeout you wish to define for power actions.

When state = ‘up’.

When state = ‘down’.

When state = ‘restarted’.

type

string

To define if the VM is a server or desktop.

Choices:

  • desktop

  • host

  • server ← (default)

user

string

The user to authenticate with.

Default: “admin@internal”

vm_ha

boolean

To make your VM High Available.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vmcpu

integer

The number of CPUs you want in your VM.

Default: 2

vmhost

string

The host you wish your VM to run on.

vmmem

integer

The amount of memory you want your VM to use (in GB).

Default: 1

Examples

- name: Basic get info from VM
  community.general.rhevm:
    server: rhevm01
    user: '{{ rhev.admin.name }}'
    password: '{{ rhev.admin.pass }}'
    name: demo
    state: info

- name: Basic create example from image
  community.general.rhevm:
    server: rhevm01
    user: '{{ rhev.admin.name }}'
    password: '{{ rhev.admin.pass }}'
    name: demo
    cluster: centos
    image: centos7_x64
    state: present

- name: Power management
  community.general.rhevm:
    server: rhevm01
    user: '{{ rhev.admin.name }}'
    password: '{{ rhev.admin.pass }}'
    cluster: RH
    name: uptime_server
    image: centos7_x64
    state: down

- name: Multi disk, multi nic create example
  community.general.rhevm:
    server: rhevm01
    user: '{{ rhev.admin.name }}'
    password: '{{ rhev.admin.pass }}'
    cluster: RH
    name: server007
    type: server
    vmcpu: 4
    vmmem: 2
    ifaces:
    - name: eth0
      vlan: vlan2202
    - name: eth1
      vlan: vlan36
    - name: eth2
      vlan: vlan38
    - name: eth3
      vlan: vlan2202
    disks:
    - name: root
      size: 10
      domain: ssd-san
    - name: swap
      size: 10
      domain: 15kiscsi-san
    - name: opt
      size: 10
      domain: 15kiscsi-san
    - name: var
      size: 10
      domain: 10kiscsi-san
    - name: home
      size: 10
      domain: sata-san
    boot_order:
    - network
    - hd
    state: present

- name: Add a CD to the disk cd_drive
  community.general.rhevm:
    user: '{{ rhev.admin.name }}'
    password: '{{ rhev.admin.pass }}'
    name: server007
    cd_drive: rhev-tools-setup.iso
    state: cd

- name: New host deployment + host network configuration
  community.general.rhevm:
    password: '{{ rhevm.admin.pass }}'
    name: ovirt_node007
    type: host
    cluster: rhevm01
    ifaces:
    - name: em1
    - name: em2
    - name: p3p1
      ip: 172.31.224.200
      netmask: 255.255.254.0
    - name: p3p2
      ip: 172.31.225.200
      netmask: 255.255.254.0
    - name: bond0
      bond:
      - em1
      - em2
      network: rhevm
      ip: 172.31.222.200
      netmask: 255.255.255.0
      management: yes
    - name: bond0.36
      network: vlan36
      ip: 10.2.36.200
      netmask: 255.255.254.0
      gateway: 10.2.36.254
    - name: bond0.2202
      network: vlan2202
    - name: bond0.38
      network: vlan38
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

vm

dictionary

Returns all of the VMs variables and execution.

Returned: always

Sample: “{ \”boot_order\”: [ \”hd\”, \”network\” ], \”changed\”: true, \”changes\”: [ \”Delete Protection\” ], \”cluster\”: \”C1\”, \”cpu_share\”: \”0\”, \”created\”: false, \”datacenter\”: \”Default\”, \”del_prot\”: true, \”disks\”: [ { \”domain\”: \”ssd-san\”, \”name\”: \”OS\”, \”size\”: 40 } ], \”eth0\”: \”00:00:5E:00:53:00\”, \”eth1\”: \”00:00:5E:00:53:01\”, \”eth2\”: \”00:00:5E:00:53:02\”, \”exists\”: true, \”failed\”: false, \”ifaces\”: [ { \”name\”: \”eth0\”, \”vlan\”: \”Management\” }, { \”name\”: \”eth1\”, \”vlan\”: \”Internal\” }, { \”name\”: \”eth2\”, \”vlan\”: \”External\” } ], \”image\”: false, \”mempol\”: \”0\”, \”msg\”: [ \”VM exists\”, \”cpu_share was already set to 0\”, \”VM high availability was already set to True\”, \”The boot order has already been set\”, \”VM delete protection has been set to True\”, \”Disk web2_Disk0_OS already exists\”, \”The VM starting host was already set to host416\” ], \”name\”: \”web2\”, \”type\”: \”server\”, \”uuid\”: \”4ba5a1be-e60b-4368-9533-920f156c817b\”, \”vm_ha\”: true, \”vmcpu\”: \”4\”, \”vmhost\”: \”host416\”, \”vmmem\”: \”16\” }”

Authors

  • Timothy Vandenbrande (@TimothyVandenbrande)