community.vmware.vmware_cluster_vsan – Manages virtual storage area network (vSAN) configuration 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_vsan.

Synopsis

  • Manages vSAN 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 6.7.

  • PyVmomi installed.

  • vSAN Management SDK, which needs to be downloaded from VMware and installed manually.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
advanced_options
dictionary
added in 1.1.0 of
Advanced VSAN Options.
automatic_rebalance
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If enabled, vSAN automatically rebalances (moves the data among disks) when a capacity disk fullness hits proactive rebalance threshold.
disable_site_read_locality
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
For vSAN stretched clusters, reads to vSAN objects occur on the site the VM resides on.
Setting to True will force reads across all mirrors.
large_cluster_support
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow > 32 VSAN hosts per cluster; if this is changed on an existing vSAN cluster, all hosts are required to reboot to apply this change.
object_repair_timer
integer
Delay time in minutes for VSAN to wait for the absent component to come back before starting to repair it.
thin_swap
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When enabled, swap objects would not reserve 100% space of their size on vSAN datastore.
cluster_name
string / required
The name of the cluster to be managed.
datacenter
string / required
The name of the datacenter.

aliases: datacenter_name
enable_vsan
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to enable vSAN.
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.
vsan_auto_claim_storage
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether the VSAN service is configured to automatically claim local storage on VSAN-enabled hosts in the cluster.

Examples

- name: Enable vSAN
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_vsan:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: datacenter
    cluster_name: cluster
    enable_vsan: yes
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable vSAN and automatic rebalancing
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_vsan:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: datacenter
    cluster_name: cluster
    enable_vsan: yes
    advanced_options:
      automatic_rebalance: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable vSAN and claim storage automatically
  community.vmware.vmware_cluster_vsan:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    datacenter_name: DC0
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    enable_vsan: True
    vsan_auto_claim_storage: True
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Mario Lenz (@mariolenz)