community.vmware.vmware_cluster_vcls module – Override the default vCLS (vSphere Cluster Services) VM disk placement for this cluster.

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.vmware_cluster_vcls.

Synopsis

  • Override the default vCLS VM disk placement for this cluster.

  • Some datastores cannot be selected for vCLS ‘Allowed’ as they are blocked by solutions as SRM or vSAN maintenance mode where vCLS cannot be configured.

  • All values and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allowed_datastores

list / elements=string / required

List of the allowed Datastores.

If there is one more in the current List it will be removed.

cluster_name

string / required

The name of the cluster to be managed.

datacenter

aliases: datacenter_name

string / required

The name of the datacenter.

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

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.

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)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Set Allowed vCLS Datastores
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_vcls:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: datacenter
    cluster_name: cluster
    allowed_datastores:
      - ds1
      - ds2
  delegate_to: localhost

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: "{'Added_AllowedDatastores': ['ds2'], 'Removed_AllowedDatastores': ['ds3'], 'result': None}"

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Nina Loser (@Nina2244)