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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

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.

  • This module was called vmware_datastore_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults 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
string
Datacenter to search for datastores.
This parameter is required, if cluster is not supplied.

aliases: datacenter_name
gather_nfs_mount_info
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
gather_vmfs_mount_info
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
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
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: [
"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
    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
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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather info from standalone ESXi server having datacenter as 'ha-datacenter'
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    validate_certs: no
  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 Returned Description
datastores
list / elements=string
always
metadata about the available datastores

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)