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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.14.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.vmware.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.vmware.vmware_drs_group_manager.

New in version 1.7.0: of community.vmware

Synopsis

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

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster
string / required
Cluster to which DRS group associated with.

aliases: cluster_name
datacenter
string
Name of the datacenter.

aliases: datacenter_name
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
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.
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
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.
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 true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.
vms
list / elements=string
A List of vms to add / remove in the group.
Required only if hosts is not set.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5, and 6.7.

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 Returned Description
drs_group_member_info
dictionary
always
Metadata about DRS group

Sample:
{'Asia-Cluster1': [{'group_name': 'vm_group_002', 'type': 'vm', 'vms': ['dev-1']}]}
msg
string
always
Info message

Sample:
Updated host group TEST_HOST_01 successfully


Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)