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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.13.0).

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.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults 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
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.
show_uplink
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Show or hide uplink portgroups.
Only relevant when vlanid is supplied.
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.
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

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

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 Returned Description
dvs_portgroups
list / elements=string
on success
basic details of portgroups found

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


Authors

  • David Martinez (@dx0xm)