community.vmware.vmware_dvs_host module – Add or remove a host from distributed virtual switch

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_dvs_host.

Synopsis

  • Manage a host system from distributed virtual switch.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

esxi_hostname

string / required

The ESXi hostname.

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.

list / elements=dictionary

The ESXi hosts vmnics to use with specific LAGs.

string / required

Name of the LAG.

list / elements=string

The ESXi hosts vmnics to use with the LAG.

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 the host should be present or absent attached to the vSwitch.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

switch_name

string / required

The name of the Distributed vSwitch.

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)

vendor_specific_config

list / elements=dictionary

List of key, value dictionaries for the Vendor Specific Configuration.

key

string / required

Key of setting.

value

string / required

Value of setting.

vmnics

list / elements=string

The ESXi hosts vmnics to use with the Distributed vSwitch.

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Add Host to dVS
  community.vmware.vmware_dvs_host:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    switch_name: dvSwitch
    vmnics:
        - vmnic0
        - vmnic1
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add vmnics to LAGs
  community.vmware.vmware_dvs_host:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    switch_name: dvSwitch
    lag_uplinks:
        - lag: lag1
          vmnics:
              - vmnic0
              - vmnic1
        - lag: lag2
          vmnics:
              - vmnic2
              - vmnic3
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Host to dVS/enable learnswitch (https://labs.vmware.com/flings/learnswitch)
  community.vmware.vmware_dvs_host:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    switch_name: dvSwitch
    vendor_specific_config:
        - key: com.vmware.netoverlay.layer1
          value: learnswitch
    vmnics:
        - vmnic0
        - vmnic1
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Joseph Andreatta (@vmwjoseph)