community.vmware.vmware_drs_group_manager module – Manage VMs and Hosts in DRS group.

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_drs_group_manager.

Synopsis

  • The module can be used to add VMs / Hosts to or remove them from a DRS group.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster

aliases: cluster_name

string / required

Cluster to which DRS group associated with.

datacenter

aliases: datacenter_name

string

Name of the datacenter.

group_name

string / required

The name of the group to 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.

hosts

list / elements=string

A List of hosts to add / remove in the group.

Required only if vms is not set.

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, VMs/hosts will be added to the given DRS group.

If set to absent, VMs/hosts will be removed from the given DRS group.

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)

vms

list / elements=string

A List of vms to add / remove in the group.

Required only if hosts is not set.

Notes

Note

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

Examples

---
- name: Add VMs in an existing DRS VM group
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster: DC0_C0
    datacenter: DC0
    group_name: TEST_VM_01
    vms:
      - DC0_C0_RP0_VM0
      - DC0_C0_RP0_VM1
    state: present

- name: Add Hosts in an existing DRS Host group
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster: DC0_C0
    datacenter: DC0
    group_name: TEST_HOST_01
    hosts:
      - DC0_C0_H0
      - DC0_C0_H1
      - DC0_C0_H2
    state: present

- name: Remove VM from an existing DRS VM group
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster: DC0_C0
    datacenter: DC0
    group_name: TEST_VM_01
    vms:
      - DC0_C0_RP0_VM0
    state: absent

- name: Remove host from an existing DRS Host group
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster: DC0_C0
    datacenter: DC0
    group_name: TEST_HOST_01
    hosts:
      - DC0_C0_H0
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

drs_group_member_info

dictionary

Metadata about DRS group

Returned: always

Sample: {"Asia-Cluster1": [{"group_name": "vm_group_002", "type": "vm", "vms": ["dev-1"]}]}

msg

string

Info message

Returned: always

Sample: "Updated host group TEST_HOST_01 successfully"

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)