community.vmware.vmware_guest_custom_attribute_defs – Manage custom attributes definitions for virtual machine from VMware

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_guest_custom_attribute_defs.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add and remove custom attributes definitions for the given virtual machine from VMware.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
attribute_key
string
Name of the custom attribute definition.
This is required parameter, if state is set to present or absent.
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.
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
Manage definition of custom attributes.
If set to present and definition not present, then custom attribute definition is created.
If set to present and definition is present, then no action taken.
If set to absent and definition is present, then custom attribute definition is removed.
If set to absent and definition is absent, then no action taken.
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

Examples

- name: Add VMware Attribute Definition
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_custom_attribute_defs:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    state: present
    attribute_key: custom_attr_def_1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: defs

- name: Remove VMware Attribute Definition
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_custom_attribute_defs:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    state: absent
    attribute_key: custom_attr_def_1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: defs

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
custom_attribute_defs
list / elements=string
always
list of all current attribute definitions

Sample:
['sample_5', 'sample_4']


Authors

  • Jimmy Conner (@cigamit)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)