community.general.xenserver_facts module – get facts reported on xenserver


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.xenserver_facts.


  • Reads data out of XenAPI, can be used instead of multiple xe commands.


- name: Gather facts from xenserver

- name: Print running VMs
    msg: "{{ item }}"
  with_items: "{{ xs_vms.keys() }}"
  when: xs_vms[item]['power_state'] == "Running"

# Which will print:
# TASK: [Print running VMs] ***********************************************************
# skipping: [] => (item=CentOS 4.7 (32-bit))
# ok: [] => (item=Control domain on host: => {
#     "item": "Control domain on host:",
#     "msg": "Control domain on host:"
# }


  • Andy Hill (@andyhky)

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Robin Lee (@cheese)