community.vmware.vmware_datastore_info module – Gather info about datastores available in given vCenter

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.9.1).

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_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about datastores in VMWare infrastructure.

  • All values and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster

string

Cluster to search for datastores.

If set, information of datastores belonging this clusters will be returned.

This parameter is required, if datacenter is not supplied.

datacenter

aliases: datacenter_name

string

Datacenter to search for datastores.

This parameter is required, if cluster is not supplied.

gather_nfs_mount_info

boolean

Gather mount information of NFS datastores.

Disabled per default because this slows down the execution if you have a lot of datastores.

Only valid when schema is summary.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

gather_vmfs_mount_info

boolean

Gather mount information of VMFS datastores.

Disabled per default because this slows down the execution if you have a lot of datastores.

Only valid when schema is summary.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

name

string

Name of the datastore to match.

If set, information of specific datastores are returned.

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

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: [

“name”,

“info.vmfs.ssd”,

“capability.vsanSparseSupported”,

“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

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

Choices:

  • summary ← (default)

  • vsphere

show_tag

boolean

added in 1.16.0 of community.vmware

Tags related to Datastore are shown if set to True.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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

Examples

- name: Gather info from standalone ESXi server having datacenter as 'ha-datacenter'
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_info:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    datacenter_name: "ha-datacenter"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: info

- name: Gather info from datacenter about specific datastore
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    name: datastore1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: info

- name: Gather some info from a datastore using the vSphere API output schema
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    schema: vsphere
    properties:
      - name
      - info.vmfs.ssd
      - capability.vsanSparseSupported
      - overallStatus
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: info

Return Values

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

Key

Description

datastores

list / elements=string

metadata about the available datastores

Returned: always

Sample: [{“accessible”: false, “capacity”: 42681237504, “datastore_cluster”: “datacluster0”, “freeSpace”: 39638269952, “maintenanceMode”: “normal”, “multipleHostAccess”: false, “name”: “datastore2”, “provisioned”: 12289211488, “type”: “VMFS”, “uncommitted”: 9246243936, “url”: “ds:///vmfs/volumes/5a69b18a-c03cd88c-36ae-5254001249ce/”, “vmfs_blockSize”: 1024, “vmfs_uuid”: “5a69b18a-c03cd88c-36ae-5254001249ce”, “vmfs_version”: “6.81”}, {“accessible”: true, “capacity”: 5497558138880, “datastore_cluster”: “datacluster0”, “freeSpace”: 4279000641536, “maintenanceMode”: “normal”, “multipleHostAccess”: true, “name”: “datastore3”, “nfs_path”: “/vol/datastore3”, “nfs_server”: “nfs_server1”, “provisioned”: 1708109410304, “type”: “NFS”, “uncommitted”: 489551912960, “url”: “ds:///vmfs/volumes/420b3e73-67070776/”}]

Authors

  • Tim Rightnour (@garbled1)