community.vmware.vmware_datastore_maintenancemode module – Place a datastore into maintenance mode

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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_maintenancemode.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage maintenance mode of a datastore.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of the cluster where datastore is connected to.

If multiple datastores are connected to the given cluster, then all datastores will be managed by state.

If datastore or datastore_cluster are not set, this parameter is required.

datastore

string

Name of datastore to manage.

If datastore_cluster or cluster_name are not set, this parameter is required.

datastore_cluster

string

Name of the datastore cluster from all child datastores to be managed.

If datastore or cluster_name are not set, this parameter is required.

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, then enter datastore into maintenance mode.

If set to present and datastore is already in maintenance mode, then no action will be taken.

If set to absent and datastore is in maintenance mode, then exit maintenance mode.

If set to absent and datastore is not in maintenance mode, then no action will be taken.

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Enter datastore into Maintenance Mode
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore: '{{ datastore_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter all datastores under cluster into Maintenance Mode
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter all datastores under datastore cluster into Maintenance Mode
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore_cluster: '{{ datastore_cluster_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Exit datastore into Maintenance Mode
  community.vmware.vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore: '{{ datastore_name }}'
    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_status

dictionary

Action taken for datastore

Returned: always

Sample: {"ds_226_01": "Datastore 'ds_226_01' is already in maintenance mode."}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)