community.vmware.vmware_datacenter_info – Gather information about VMware vSphere Datacenters

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.13.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information VMware vSphere Datacenters.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter
string
The name of the datacenter to gather information for.
If not provided, will gather information about all datacenters from the VMware infra.

aliases: datacenter_name
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.
properties
list / elements=string
Specify the properties to retrieve.
If not specified, all properties are retrieved (deeply).
Results are returned in a structure identical to the vSphere API.
Example:
properties: [
"overallStatus"
]
Only valid when schema is vsphere.
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.
schema
string
    Choices:
  • summary ←
  • vsphere
Specify the output schema desired.
The 'summary' output schema is the legacy output from the module.
The 'vsphere' output schema is the vSphere API class definition which requires pyvmomi>6.7.1.
show_tag
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Tags related to Datacenter are shown if set to True.
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 true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather information about all datacenters
  community.vmware.vmware_datacenter_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Gather information about a particular datacenter
  community.vmware.vmware_datacenter_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Gather information about a particular datacenter
  community.vmware.vmware_datacenter_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    show_tag: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Gather vSphere schema information
  community.vmware.vmware_datacenter_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    schema: vsphere
    properties:
    - configStatus
    - overallStatus

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
datacenter_info
list / elements=string
always
Information about datacenter

Sample:
[{'configStatus': 'gray', 'moid': 'datacenter-2', 'name': 'Asia-Datacenter1'}]


Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)