community.vmware.vcenter_extension module – Register/deregister vCenter Extensions

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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.vcenter_extension.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to register/deregister vCenter Extensions.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

client_type

string

Required for state=present. Type of client the extension is (win32, .net, linux, etc.).

Default: "vsphere-client-serenity"

company

string

Required for state=present. The name of the company that makes the extension.

description

string

Required for state=present. A short description of the extension.

email

string

Required for state=present. Administrator email to use for extension.

extension_key

string / required

The extension key of the extension to install or uninstall.

hostname

string

The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

name

string

Required for state=present. The name of the extension you are installing.

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string

The password of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

port

integer

The port number of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

Default: 443

proxy_host

string

Address of a proxy that will receive all HTTPS requests and relay them.

The format is a hostname or a IP.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PROXY_HOST will be used instead.

This feature depends on a version of pyvmomi greater than v6.7.1.2018.12

proxy_port

integer

Port of the HTTP proxy that will receive all HTTPS requests and relay them.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PROXY_PORT will be used instead.

server_type

string

Required for state=present. Type of server being used to install the extension (SOAP, REST, HTTP, etc.).

Default: "vsphere-client-serenity"

ssl_thumbprint

string

Required for state=present. SSL thumbprint of the extension hosting server.

state

string

Add or remove vCenter Extension.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

url

string

Required for state=present. Link to server hosting extension zip file to install.

username

aliases: admin, user

string

The username of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

validate_certs

boolean

Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

If set to true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

version

string / required

The version of the extension you are installing or uninstalling.

visible

boolean

Show the extension in solution manager inside vCenter.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • All modules requires API write access and hence is not supported on a free ESXi license.

Examples

- name: Register vCenter Extension
  community.vmware.vcenter_extension:
     hostname: "{{ groups['vcsa'][0] }}"
     username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
     password: "{{ site_password }}"
     extension_key: "{{ extension_key }}"
     version: "1.0"
     company: "Acme"
     name: "Acme Extension"
     description: "acme management"
     email: "[email protected]"
     url: "https://10.0.0.1/ACME-vSphere-web-plugin-1.0.zip"
     ssl_thumbprint: "{{ ssl_thumbprint }}"
     state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: register_extension

- name: Deregister vCenter Extension
  community.vmware.vcenter_extension:
     hostname: "{{ groups['vcsa'][0] }}"
     username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
     password: "{{ site_password }}"
     extension_key: "{{ extension_key }}"
     version: "1.0"
     state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: deregister_extension

Return Values

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

Key

Description

result

string

information about performed operation

Returned: always

Sample: "'com.acme.Extension' installed."

Authors

  • Michael Tipton (@castawayegr)