community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_pvlans – Manage Private VLAN configuration of a Distributed Switch

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.vmware.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_pvlans.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure Private VLANs (PVLANs) on 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
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.
primary_pvlans
list / elements=dictionary
Default:
[]
A list of VLAN IDs that should be configured as Primary PVLANs.
If primary_pvlans isn't specified, all PVLANs will be deleted if present.
Each member of the list requires primary_pvlan_id (int) set.
The secondary promiscuous PVLAN will be created automatically.
If secondary_pvlans isn't specified, the primary PVLANs and each secondary promiscuous PVLAN will be created.
Please see examples for more information.
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.
secondary_pvlans
list / elements=dictionary
Default:
[]
A list of VLAN IDs that should be configured as Secondary PVLANs.
primary_pvlans need to be specified to create any Secondary PVLAN.
If primary_pvlans isn't specified, all PVLANs will be deleted if present.
Each member of the list requires primary_pvlan_id (int), secondary_pvlan_id (int), and pvlan_type (str) to be set.
The type of the secondary PVLAN can be isolated or community. The secondary promiscuous PVLAN will be created automatically.
Please see examples for more information.
switch
string / required
The name of the Distributed Switch.

aliases: 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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5 and 6.7

Examples

- name: Create PVLANs on a Distributed Switch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_pvlans:
    hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    primary_pvlans:
      - primary_pvlan_id: 1
      - primary_pvlan_id: 4
    secondary_pvlans:
      - primary_pvlan_id: 1
        secondary_pvlan_id: 2
        pvlan_type: isolated
      - primary_pvlan_id: 1
        secondary_pvlan_id: 3
        pvlan_type: community
      - primary_pvlan_id: 4
        secondary_pvlan_id: 5
        pvlan_type: community
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create primary PVLAN and secondary promiscuous PVLAN on a Distributed Switch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_pvlans:
    hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    primary_pvlans:
      - primary_pvlan_id: 1
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove all PVLANs from a Distributed Switch
  community.vmware.vmware_dvswitch_pvlans:
    hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    primary_pvlans: []
    secondary_pvlans: []
  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': True, 'dvswitch': 'dvSwitch', 'private_vlans': [{'primary_pvlan_id': 1, 'pvlan_type': 'promiscuous', 'secondary_pvlan_id': 1}, {'primary_pvlan_id': 1, 'pvlan_type': 'isolated', 'secondary_pvlan_id': 2}, {'primary_pvlan_id': 1, 'pvlan_type': 'community', 'secondary_pvlan_id': 3}], 'private_vlans_previous': [], 'result': 'All private VLANs added'}


Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)