community.vmware.vmware_first_class_disk module – Manage VMware vSphere First Class Disks

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_first_class_disk.

New in version 1.7.0: of community.vmware

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage (create, delete, resize) VMware vSphere First Class Disks.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

datacenter_name

string

The name of the datacenter.

datastore_name

string / required

Name of datastore or datastore cluster to be used for the disk.

disk_name

string / required

The name of the disk.

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.

size

string

Disk storage size, an integer plus a unit.

There is no space allowed in between size number and unit.

Allowed units are MB, GB and TB.

Examples:

size: 2048MB

size: 10GB

size: 1TB

state

string

If the disk should be present or absent.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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

  • Tested on vSphere 7.0

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

Examples

- name: Create Disk
  community.vmware.vmware_first_class_disk:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore_name: '{{ datastore_name }}'
    disk_name: '1GBDisk'
    size: '1GB'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete Disk
  community.vmware.vmware_first_class_disk:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore_name: '{{ datastore_name }}'
    disk_name: 'FirstClassDisk'
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

first_class_disk

dictionary

First-class disk returned when created, deleted or changed

Returned: changed

Sample: “{\n \”name\”: \”1GBDisk\”\n \”datastore_name\”: \”DS0\”\n \”size_mb\”: \”1024\”\n \”state\”: \”present\”\n}\n”

Authors

  • Mario Lenz (@mariolenz)