community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_info module – Gathers info dvswitch configurations

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_dvswitch_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about dvswitch configurations.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

folder

string

Specify a folder location of dvswitch to gather information from.

Examples:

folder: /datacenter1/network

folder: datacenter1/network

folder: /datacenter1/network/folder1

folder: datacenter1/network/folder1

folder: /folder1/datacenter1/network

folder: folder1/datacenter1/network

folder: /folder1/datacenter1/network/folder2

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.

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

properties

list / elements=string

Specify the properties to retrieve.

If not specified, all properties are retrieved (deeply).

Results are returned in a structure identical to the vsphere API.

Example:

properties: [

“summary.name”,

“summary.numPorts”,

“config.maxMtu”,

“overallStatus”

]

Only valid when schema is vsphere.

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.

schema

string

Specify the output schema desired.

The ‘summary’ output schema is the legacy output from the module

The ‘vsphere’ output schema is the vSphere API class definition which requires pyvmomi>6.7.1

Choices:

  • summary ← (default)

  • vsphere

switch_name

aliases: switch, dvswitch

string

Name of a dvswitch to look for.

If switch_name not specified gather all dvswitch information.

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)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Gather all registered dvswitch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: dvswitch_info

- name: Gather info about specific dvswitch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    switch_name: DVSwitch01
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: dvswitch_info

- name: Gather info from folder about specific dvswitch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    folder: /datacenter1/network/F01
    switch_name: DVSwitch02
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: dvswitch_info

- name: Gather some info from a dvswitch using the vSphere API output schema
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    schema: vsphere
    properties:
      - summary.name
      - summary.numPorts
      - config.maxMtu
      - overallStatus
    switch_name: DVSwitch01
  register: dvswitch_info

Return Values

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

Key

Description

distributed_virtual_switches

list / elements=string

list of dictionary of dvswitch and their information

Returned: always

Sample: [{“configure”: {“folder”: “network”, “hosts”: [“esxi-test-02.local”, “esxi-test-01.local”], “settings”: {“healthCheck”: {“TeamingHealthCheckConfig”: false, “VlanMtuHealthCheckConfig”: false}, “netflow”: {“activeFlowTimeout”: 60, “collectorIpAddress”: “”, “collectorPort”: 0, “idleFlowTimeout”: 15, “internalFlowsOnly”: false, “observationDomainId”: 0, “samplingRate”: 0, “switchIpAddress”: null}, “privateVlan”: [], “properties”: {“administratorContact”: {“contact”: null, “name”: null}, “advanced”: {“maxMtu”: 1500, “multicastFilteringMode”: “legacyFiltering”}, “discoveryProtocol”: {“operation”: “listen”, “protocol”: “cdp”}, “general”: {“ioControl”: true, “name”: “DVSwitch01”, “numPorts”: 10, “numUplinks”: 1, “vendor”: “VMware, Inc.”, “version”: “6.6.0”}}}}, “uuid”: “50 30 99 9c a7 60 8a 4f-05 9f e7 b5 da df 8f 17”}]

Authors

  • sky-joker (@sky-joker)