community.vmware.vcenter_license module – Manage VMware vCenter license keys

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.vcenter_license.

Synopsis

  • Add and delete vCenter, ESXi server license keys.

Requirements

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

  • pyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of the cluster to apply vSAN license.

datacenter

string

The datacenter name to use for the operation.

esxi_hostname

string

The hostname of the ESXi server to which the specified license will be assigned.

This parameter is optional.

hostname

string

The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter server.

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

Environment variable supported added in Ansible 2.6.

labels

dictionary

The optional labels of the license key to manage in vSphere vCenter.

This is dictionary with key/value pair.

Default: {“source”: “ansible”}

license

string / required

The license key to manage in vSphere vCenter.

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string

The password of the vSphere vCenter server.

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

Environment variable supported added in Ansible 2.6.

port

integer

The port number of the vSphere vCenter server.

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

Environment variable supported 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.

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.

state

string

Whether to add (present) or remove (absent) the license key.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

username

aliases: admin, user

string

The username of the vSphere vCenter server.

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

Environment variable supported 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 supported added in Ansible 2.6.

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • This module will also auto-assign the current vCenter to the license key if the product matches the license key, and vCenter us currently assigned an evaluation license only.

  • The evaluation license (00000-00000-00000-00000-00000) is not listed when unused.

  • If esxi_hostname is specified, then will assign the license key to the ESXi host.

  • If esxi_hostname is not specified, then will just register the license key to vCenter inventory without assigning it to an ESXi host.

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

Examples

- name: Add a new vCenter license
  community.vmware.vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-cc341
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove an (unused) vCenter license
  community.vmware.vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-cc341
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add ESXi license and assign to the ESXi host
  community.vmware.vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-dd502
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add vSAN license and assign to the given cluster
  community.vmware.vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-dd502
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

licenses

list / elements=string

list of license keys after module executed

Returned: always

Sample: [“f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-cc341”, “143cc-0e942-b2955-3ea12-d006f”]

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)