community.vmware.vmware_datastore_cluster_manager – Manage VMware vSphere datastore cluster’s members

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_datastore_cluster_manager.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add datastore in the datastore cluster.

  • All parameters and VMware object values are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter_name
string
The name of the datacenter.

aliases: datacenter
datastore_cluster_name
string / required
The name of the datastore cluster.

aliases: datastore_cluster
datastores
list / elements=string / required
A list of datastores to be manage.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If set to present, datastores specified by datastores will be added to the given datastore cluster.
If set to absent, datastores specified by datastores will be moved from the given datastore cluster to datstore folder of the parent datacenter.
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 6.0, 6.5

Examples

- name: Add datastore to the given datastore cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_cluster_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    datastore_cluster_name: '{{ datastore_cluster_name }}'
    datastores:
    - ds_001
    - ds_002
    - ds_003
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Move datastore from the given datastore cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_cluster_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    datastore_cluster_name: '{{ datastore_cluster_name }}'
    datastores:
    - ds_001
    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
datastore_cluster_info
string
always
information about datastore cluster

Sample:
{'changed_datastores': ['ds_171_1'], 'current_datastores': [], 'msg': None, 'previous_datastores': ['ds_171_1']}


Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)