community.vmware.vmware_dvs_portgroup_find module – Find portgroup(s) in a VMware environment

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_portgroup_find.

Synopsis

  • Find portgroup(s) based on different criteria such as distributed vSwitch, VLAN id or a string in the name.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

dvswitch

string

Name of a distributed vSwitch to look for.

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.

name

string

string to check inside the name of the portgroup.

Basic containment check using python in operation.

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.

boolean

Show or hide uplink portgroups.

Only relevant when vlanid is supplied.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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)

vlanid

integer

VLAN id can be any number between 1 and 4094.

This search criteria will looks into VLAN ranges to find possible matches.

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Get all portgroups in dvswitch vDS
  community.vmware.vmware_dvs_portgroup_find:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    dvswitch: 'vDS'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Confirm if vlan 15 is present
  community.vmware.vmware_dvs_portgroup_find:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    vlanid: '15'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

dvs_portgroups

list / elements=string

basic details of portgroups found

Returned: on success

Sample: [{"dvswitch": "vDS", "name": "N-51", "pvlan": true, "trunk": true, "vlan_id": "0"}]

Authors

  • David Martinez (@dx0xm)