community.vmware.vca_vapp module – Manages vCloud Air vApp instances.

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.5.0).

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.vmware.

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

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2022-06-01

Why

Module depends upon deprecated version of Pyvcloud library.

Alternative

Use https://github.com/vmware/ansible-module-vcloud-director instead.

Synopsis

  • This module will actively managed vCloud Air vApp instances. Instances can be created and deleted as well as both deployed and undeployed.

Requirements

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

  • pyvcloud <= 18.2.2

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_version

string

The api version to be used with the vca

Default: “5.7”

gateway_name

string

The name of the gateway of the vdc where the rule should be added.

Default: “gateway”

host

string

The authentication host to be used when service type is vcd.

instance_id

string

The instance id in a vchs environment to be used for creating the vapp

network_mode

string

Configures the mode of the network connection.

Choices:

  • pool ← (default)

  • dhcp

  • static

network_name

string

The name of the network that should be attached to the virtual machine in the vApp. The virtual network specified must already be created in the vCloud Air VDC. If the state is not ‘absent’ then the network_name argument must be provided.

operation

string

Specifies an operation to be performed on the vApp.

Choices:

  • noop ← (default)

  • poweron

  • poweroff

  • suspend

  • shutdown

  • reboot

  • reset

org

string

The org to login to for creating vapp, mostly set when the service_type is vdc.

password

aliases: pass, passwd

string

The vCloud Air password to use during authentication

service_type

string

The type of service we are authenticating against

Choices:

  • vca ← (default)

  • vchs

  • vcd

state

string

Configures the state of the vApp.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • deployed

  • undeployed

template_name

string

The name of the vApp template to use to create the vApp instance. If the state is not absent then the template_name value must be provided. The template_name must be previously uploaded to the catalog specified by catalog_name

username

aliases: user

string

The vCloud Air username to use during authentication

validate_certs

aliases: verify_certs

boolean

If the certificates of the authentication is to be verified.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vapp_name

string / required

The name of the vCloud Air vApp instance

vdc_name

string

The name of the virtual data center (VDC) where the vm should be created or contains the vAPP.

vm_cpus

string

The number of vCPUs to configure for the VM in the vApp. If the vm_name argument is provided, then this becomes a per VM setting otherwise it is applied to all VMs in the vApp.

vm_memory

string

The amount of memory in MB to allocate to VMs in the vApp. If the vm_name argument is provided, then this becomes a per VM setting otherwise it is applied to all VMs in the vApp.

vm_name

string

The name of the virtual machine instance in the vApp to manage.

Notes

Note

  • VMware sold their vCloud Air service in Q2 2017.

  • VMware made significant changes to the pyvcloud interface around this time. The vca_vapp module relies on now deprecated code.

  • Mileage with vca_vapp may vary as vCloud Director APIs advance.

  • A viable alternative maybe https://github.com/vmware/ansible-module-vcloud-director

Examples

- name: Creates a new vApp in a VCA instance
  community.vmware.vca_vapp:
    vapp_name: tower
    state: present
    template_name: 'Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (amd64 20150127)'
    vdc_name: VDC1
    instance_id: '<your instance id here>'
    username: '<your username here>'
    password: '<your password here>'
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2022-06-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)