community.vmware.vmware_cluster_drs – Manage Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) on VMware vSphere clusters

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.vmware.

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

Synopsis

  • Manages DRS on VMware vSphere clusters.

  • All values and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • Tested on ESXi 5.5 and 6.5.

  • PyVmomi installed.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
advanced_settings
dictionary
Default:
{}
A dictionary of advanced DRS settings.
cluster_name
string / required
The name of the cluster to be managed.
datacenter
string / required
The name of the datacenter.

aliases: datacenter_name
drs_default_vm_behavior
string
    Choices:
  • fullyAutomated ←
  • manual
  • partiallyAutomated
Specifies the cluster-wide default DRS behavior for virtual machines.
If set to partiallyAutomated, vCenter generates recommendations for virtual machine migration and for the placement with a host, then automatically implements placement recommendations at power on.
If set to manual, then vCenter generates recommendations for virtual machine migration and for the placement with a host, but does not implement the recommendations automatically.
If set to fullyAutomated, then vCenter automates both the migration of virtual machines and their placement with a host at power on.
drs_enable_vm_behavior_overrides
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether DRS Behavior overrides for individual virtual machines are enabled.
If set to True, overrides drs_default_vm_behavior.
drs_vmotion_rate
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Default:
3
Threshold for generated ClusterRecommendations.
enable_drs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to enable DRS.
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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
Default:
443
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.
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.
username
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.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Examples

- name: Enable DRS
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_drs:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: datacenter
    cluster_name: cluster
    enable_drs: yes
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable DRS and distribute a more even number of virtual machines across hosts for availability
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_drs:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: datacenter
    cluster_name: cluster
    enable_drs: yes
    advanced_settings:
      'TryBalanceVmsPerHost': '1'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable DRS and set default VM behavior to partially automated
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_drs:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    datacenter_name: DC0
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    enable_drs: True
    drs_default_vm_behavior: partiallyAutomated
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)