community.vmware.vmware_content_library_info module – Gather information about VMWare Content Library

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.vmware_content_library_info.

Synopsis

  • Module to list the content libraries.

  • Module to get information about specific content library.

  • Content Library feature is introduced in vSphere 6.0 version, so this module is not supported in the earlier versions of vSphere.

  • All variables and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

  • vSphere Automation SDK

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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.

library_id

string

content library id for which details needs to be fetched.

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.

port

integer

The port number of the vSphere vCenter.

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

Default: 443

protocol

string

The connection to protocol.

Choices:

  • http

  • https ← (default)

proxy_host

string

added in 1.12.0 of community.vmware

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

added in 1.12.0 of community.vmware

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 server.

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

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5, 6.7

Examples

- name: Get List of Content Libraries
  community.vmware.vmware_content_library_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get information about content library
  community.vmware.vmware_content_library_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    library_id: '13b0f060-f4d3-4f84-b61f-0fe1b0c0a5a8'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

content_lib_details

list / elements=string

list of content library metadata

Returned: on success

Sample: [{“library_creation_time”: “2019-07-02T11:50:52.242000”, “library_description”: “new description”, “library_id”: “13b0f060-f4d3-4f84-b61f-0fe1b0c0a5a8”, “library_name”: “demo-local-lib”, “library_publish_info”: {“authentication_method”: “NONE”, “persist_json_enabled”: false, “publish_url”: null, “published”: false, “user_name”: null}, “library_server_guid”: “0fd5813b-aac7-4b92-9fb7-f18f16565613”, “library_type”: “LOCAL”, “library_version”: “3”}]

content_libs

list / elements=string

list of content libraries

Returned: on success

Sample: [“ded9c4d5-0dcd-4837-b1d8-af7398511e33”, “36b72549-14ed-4b5f-94cb-6213fecacc02”]

Authors

  • Pavan Bidkar (@pgbidkar)