community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch – Create or remove a Distributed Switch

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.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to create, remove a Distributed Switch.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
contact
dictionary
Dictionary which configures administrator contact name and description for the Distributed Switch.
description
string
Description or other details.
name
string
Administrator name.
datacenter_name
string
The name of the datacenter that will contain the Distributed Switch.
This parameter is optional, if folder is provided.
Mutually exclusive with folder parameter.

aliases: datacenter
description
string
Description of the Distributed Switch.
discovery_operation
string
    Choices:
  • both
  • advertise
  • listen ←
Select the discovery operation.
Required parameter for state both present and absent, before Ansible 2.6 version.
Required only if state is set to present, for Ansible 2.6 and onwards.
discovery_proto
string
    Choices:
  • cdp ←
  • lldp
  • disabled
Link discovery protocol between Cisco and Link Layer discovery.
Required parameter for state both present and absent, before Ansible 2.6 version.
Required only if state is set to present, for Ansible 2.6 and onwards.
cdp: Use Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP).
lldp: Use Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP).
disabled: Do not use a discovery protocol.

aliases: discovery_protocol
folder
string
Destination folder, absolute path to place dvswitch in.
The folder should include the datacenter.
This parameter is case sensitive.
This parameter is optional, if datacenter is provided.
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
health_check
dictionary
Default:
{"teaming_failover": false, "teaming_failover_interval": 0, "vlan_mtu": false, "vlan_mtu_interval": 0}
Dictionary which configures Health Check for the Distributed Switch.
teaming_failover
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Teaming and failover health check.
teaming_failover_interval
integer
Default:
0
Teaming and failover health check interval (minutes).
The default value is 1 in the vSphere Client if the Teaming and failover health check is enabled.
vlan_mtu
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
VLAN and MTU health check.
vlan_mtu_interval
integer
Default:
0
VLAN and MTU health check interval (minutes).
The default value is 1 in the vSphere Client if the VLAN and MTU health check is enabled.
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.
mtu
integer
Default:
1500
The switch maximum transmission unit.
Required parameter for state both present and absent, before Ansible 2.6 version.
Required only if state is set to present, for Ansible 2.6 and onwards.
Accepts value between 1280 to 9000 (both inclusive).
multicast_filtering_mode
string
    Choices:
  • basic ←
  • snooping
The multicast filtering mode.
basic mode: multicast traffic for virtual machines is forwarded according to the destination MAC address of the multicast group.
snooping mode: the Distributed Switch provides IGMP and MLD snooping according to RFC 4541.
network_policy
dictionary
added in 1.11.0 of community.vmware
Dictionary which configures the different default security values for portgroups.
If set, these options are inherited by the portgroups of the DVS.
forged_transmits
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicates whether forged transmits are allowed.
mac_changes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicates whether mac changes are allowed.
promiscuous
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicates whether promiscuous mode is allowed.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If set to present and the Distributed Switch does not exist, the Distributed Switch will be created.
If set to absent and the Distributed Switch exists, the Distributed Switch will be deleted.
switch_name
string / required
The name of the distribute vSwitch to create or remove.

aliases: switch, dvswitch
switch_version
string
The version of the Distributed Switch to create.
The version must match the version of the ESXi hosts you want to connect.
The version of the vCenter server is used if not specified.
Required only if state is set to present.

aliases: version
uplink_prefix
string
Default:
"Uplink "
The prefix used for the naming of the uplinks.
Only valid if the Distributed Switch will be created. Not used if the Distributed Switch is already present.
Uplinks are created as Uplink 1, Uplink 2, etc. pp. by default.
uplink_quantity
integer
Quantity of uplink per ESXi host added to the Distributed Switch.
The uplink quantity can be increased or decreased, but a decrease will only be successfull if the uplink isn't used by a portgroup.
Required parameter for state both present and absent, before Ansible 2.6 version.
Required only if state is set to present, for Ansible 2.6 and onwards.
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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0

Examples

- name: Create dvSwitch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    version: 6.0.0
    mtu: 9000
    uplink_quantity: 2
    discovery_protocol: lldp
    discovery_operation: both
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create dvSwitch with all options
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    version: 6.5.0
    mtu: 9000
    uplink_quantity: 2
    uplink_prefix: 'Uplink_'
    discovery_protocol: cdp
    discovery_operation: both
    multicast_filtering_mode: snooping
    health_check:
      vlan_mtu: true
      vlan_mtu_interval: 1
      teaming_failover: true
      teaming_failover_interval: 1
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete dvSwitch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
string
always
information about performed operation

Sample:
{'changed': False, 'contact': None, 'contact_details': None, 'description': None, 'discovery_operation': 'both', 'discovery_protocol': 'cdp', 'dvswitch': 'test', 'health_check_teaming': False, 'health_check_teaming_interval': 0, 'health_check_vlan': False, 'health_check_vlan_interval': 0, 'mtu': 9000, 'multicast_filtering_mode': 'basic', 'result': 'DVS already configured properly', 'uplink_quantity': 2, 'uplinks': ['Uplink_1', 'Uplink_2'], 'version': '6.6.0'}


Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)