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

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_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

Comments

datacenter_name

aliases: datacenter

string

The name of the datacenter.

datastore_cluster_name

aliases: datastore_cluster

string / required

The name of the 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

aliases: pass, pwd

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.

port

integer

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.

Default: 443

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

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.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

username

aliases: admin, user

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.

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.

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.0, 6.5

  • All modules requires API write access and hence is not supported on a free ESXi license.

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

Description

datastore_cluster_info

string

information about datastore cluster

Returned: always

Sample: {“changed_datastores”: [“ds_171_1”], “current_datastores”: [], “msg”: null, “previous_datastores”: [“ds_171_1”]}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)