community.vmware.vmware_drs_group module – Creates vm/host group in a given cluster.

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.5.0).

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.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to create VM/Host groups in a given cluster. Creates a vm group if vms is set. Creates a host group if hosts is set.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string / required

Cluster to create vm/host group.

datacenter

aliases: datacenter_name

string

Datacenter to search for given cluster. If not set, we use first cluster we encounter with cluster_name.

group_name

string / required

The name of the group to create or remove.

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

List of hosts to create in 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 and the group doesn’t exists then the group will be created.

If set to absent and the group exists then the group will be deleted.

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vms

list / elements=string

List of vms to create in group.

Required only if hosts is not set.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5, and 6.7

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

Examples

---
- name: "Create DRS VM group"
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster_name: DC0_C0
    datacenter_name: DC0
    group_name: TEST_VM_01
    vms:
      - DC0_C0_RP0_VM0
      - DC0_C0_RP0_VM1
    state: present

- name: "Create DRS Host group"
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster_name: DC0_C0
    datacenter_name: DC0
    group_name: TEST_HOST_01
    hosts:
      - DC0_C0_H0
      - DC0_C0_H1
      - DC0_C0_H2
    state: present

- name: "Delete DRS Host group"
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.vmware.vmware_drs_group:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster_name: DC0_C0
    datacenter_name: DC0
    group_name: TEST_HOST_01
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

drs_group_facts

dictionary

Metadata about DRS group created

Returned: always

Sample: {“drs_group_facts”: {“changed”: true, “failed”: false, “msg”: “Created host group TEST_HOST_01 successfully”, “result”: {“DC0_C0”: [{“group_name”: “TEST_HOST_01”, “hosts”: [“DC0_C0_H0”, “DC0_C0_H1”, “DC0_C0_H2”], “type”: “host”}]}}}

Authors

  • Karsten Kaj Jakobsen (@karstenjakobsen)