community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_nioc module – Manage distributed switch Network IO Control

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_nioc.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage distributed switch Network IO Control configurations.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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

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.

resources

list / elements=dictionary

List of dicts containing.

limit

integer

The maximum allowed usage for a traffic class belonging to this resource pool per host physical NIC.

Default: -1

name

string / required

Resource name.

Choices:

  • faultTolerance

  • hbr

  • iSCSI

  • management

  • nfs

  • vdp

  • virtualMachine

  • vmotion

  • vsan

reservation

integer

Ignored if NIOC version is set to version2

Amount of bandwidth resource that is guaranteed available to the host infrastructure traffic class.

If the utilization is less than the reservation, the extra bandwidth is used for other host infrastructure traffic class types.

Reservation is not allowed to exceed the value of limit, if limit is set.

Unit is Mbits/sec.

Ignored unless version is “version3”.

Amount of bandwidth resource that is guaranteed available to the host infrastructure traffic class.

shares

integer

The number of shares allocated.

Ignored unless shares_level is “custom”.

shares_level

string

The allocation level

The level is a simplified view of shares.

Levels map to a pre-determined set of numeric values for shares.

Choices:

  • low

  • normal

  • high

  • custom

state

string

Enable or disable NIOC on the distributed switch.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

switch

aliases: dvswitch

string / required

The name of the distributed switch.

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)

version

string

Network IO control version.

Choices:

  • version2

  • version3

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.7

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

Examples

- name: Enable NIOC
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_nioc:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    version: version3
    resources:
        - name: vmotion
          limit: -1
          reservation: 128
          shares_level: normal
        - name: vsan
          limit: -1
          shares_level: custom
          shares: 99
          reservation: 256
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable NIOC
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_nioc:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    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

Description

dvswitch_nioc_status

string

result of the changes

Returned: success

resources_changed

list / elements=string

list of resources which were changed

Returned: success

Sample: [“vmotion”, “vsan”]

Authors

  • Joseph Andreatta (@vmwjoseph)