community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_info – Gathers info dvswitch configurations

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.14.0).

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 Choices/Defaults 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
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.
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
    Choices:
  • summary ←
  • vsphere
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
switch_name
string
Name of a dvswitch to look for.
If switch_name not specified gather all dvswitch information.

aliases: switch, dvswitch
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.

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 Returned Description
distributed_virtual_switches
list / elements=string
always
list of dictionary of dvswitch and their information

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': None}, 'privateVlan': [], 'properties': {'administratorContact': {'contact': None, 'name': None}, '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)