community.vmware.vmware_guest_boot_manager module – Manage boot options for the given virtual machine

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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_guest_boot_manager.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage boot options for the given virtual machine.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

boot_delay

integer

Delay in milliseconds before starting the boot sequence.

Default: 0

boot_firmware

string

Choose which firmware should be used to boot the virtual machine.

Choices:

  • "bios"

  • "efi"

boot_order

list / elements=string

List of the boot devices.

Default: []

boot_retry_delay

integer

Specify the time in milliseconds between virtual machine boot failure and subsequent attempt to boot again.

If set, will automatically set boot_retry_enabled to True as this parameter is required.

Default: 0

boot_retry_enabled

boolean

If set to True, the virtual machine that fails to boot, will try to boot again after boot_retry_delay is expired.

If set to False, the virtual machine waits indefinitely for user intervention.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

enter_bios_setup

boolean

If set to True, the virtual machine automatically enters BIOS setup the next time it boots.

The virtual machine resets this flag, so that the machine boots proceeds normally.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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.

moid

string

Managed Object ID of the instance to manage if known, this is a unique identifier only within a single vCenter instance.

This is required if name or uuid is not supplied.

name

string

Name of the VM to work with.

This is required if uuid or moid parameter is not supplied.

name_match

string

If multiple virtual machines matching the name, use the first or last found.

Choices:

  • "first" ← (default)

  • "last"

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.

secure_boot_enabled

boolean

Choose if EFI secure boot should be enabled. EFI secure boot can only be enabled with boot_firmware = efi

Choices:

  • false

  • true

use_instance_uuid

boolean

Whether to use the VMware instance UUID rather than the BIOS UUID.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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.

uuid

string

UUID of the instance to manage if known, this is VMware’s BIOS UUID by default.

This is required if name or moid parameter is not supplied.

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Change virtual machine's boot order and related parameters
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_boot_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    name: testvm
    boot_delay: 2000
    enter_bios_setup: True
    boot_retry_enabled: True
    boot_retry_delay: 22300
    boot_firmware: bios
    secure_boot_enabled: False
    boot_order:
      - floppy
      - cdrom
      - ethernet
      - disk
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vm_boot_order

- name: Change virtual machine's boot order using Virtual Machine MoID
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_boot_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    moid: vm-42
    boot_delay: 2000
    enter_bios_setup: True
    boot_retry_enabled: True
    boot_retry_delay: 22300
    boot_firmware: bios
    secure_boot_enabled: False
    boot_order:
      - floppy
      - cdrom
      - ethernet
      - disk
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vm_boot_order

Return Values

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

Key

Description

vm_boot_status

dictionary

metadata about boot order of virtual machine

Returned: always

Sample: {"current_boot_delay": 2000, "current_boot_firmware": "bios", "current_boot_order": ["floppy", "disk", "ethernet", "cdrom"], "current_boot_retry_delay": 22300, "current_boot_retry_enabled": true, "current_enter_bios_setup": true, "current_secure_boot_enabled": false, "previous_boot_delay": 10, "previous_boot_firmware": "efi", "previous_boot_order": ["ethernet", "cdrom", "floppy", "disk"], "previous_boot_retry_delay": 10000, "previous_boot_retry_enabled": true, "previous_enter_bios_setup": false, "previous_secure_boot_enabled": true}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)