community.vmware.vmware_content_library_manager – Create, update and delete VMware content library

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.14.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • Module to manage VMware 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 Choices/Defaults Comments
datastore_name
string
Name of the datastore on which backing content library is created.
This is required only if state is set to present.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
Currently only datastore backing creation is supported.

aliases: datastore
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_description
string
Default:
""
The content library description.
This is required only if state is set to present.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
Process of updating content library only allows description change.
library_name
string / required
The name of VMware content library to manage.
library_type
string
    Choices:
  • local ←
  • subscribed
The content library type.
This is required only if state is set to present.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
Default:
443
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.
protocol
string
    Choices:
  • http
  • https ←
The connection to protocol.
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.
ssl_thumbprint
string
added in 1.7.0 of community.vmware
The SHA1 SSL thumbprint of the subscribed content library to subscribe to.
This is required only if library_type is set to subscribed and the library is https.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
The information can be extracted using openssl using the following example: echo | openssl s_client -connect test-library.com:443 |& openssl x509 -fingerprint -noout
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state of content library.
If set to present and library does not exists, then content library is created.
If set to present and library exists, then content library is updated.
If set to absent and library exists, then content library is deleted.
If set to absent and library does not exists, no action is taken.
subscription_url
string
added in 1.7.0 of community.vmware
The url of the content library to subscribe to.
This is required only if library_type is set to subscribed.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
update_on_demand
boolean
added in 1.7.0 of community.vmware
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to download all content on demand.
If set to True, all content will be downloaded on demand.
If set to False content will be downloaded ahead of time.
This is required only if library_type is set to subscribed.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
username
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.

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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0

Examples

- name: Create Local Content Library
  community.vmware.vmware_content_library_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    library_name: test-content-lib
    library_description: 'Library with Datastore Backing'
    library_type: local
    datastore_name: datastore
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create Subscribed Content Library
  community.vmware.vmware_content_library_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    library_name: test-content-lib
    library_description: 'Subscribed Library with Datastore Backing'
    library_type: subscribed
    datastore_name: datastore
    subscription_url: 'https://library.url'
    ssl_thumbprint: 'aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff:gg:hh:ii:jj:kk:ll:mm:nn:oo:pp:qq:rr:ss:tt'
    update_on_demand: true
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update Content Library
  community.vmware.vmware_content_library_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    library_name: test-content-lib
    library_description: 'Library with Datastore Backing'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete Content Library
  community.vmware.vmware_content_library_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    library_name: test-content-lib
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
content_library_info
dictionary
on success
library creation success and library_id

Sample:
{'library_description': 'Test description', 'library_id': 'd0b92fa9-7039-4f29-8e9c-0debfcb22b72', 'library_type': 'LOCAL', 'msg': "Content Library 'demo-local-lib-4' created."}


Authors

  • Pavan Bidkar (@pgbidkar)