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

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.9.1).

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_custom_attribute_defs.

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter

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

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.

state

string

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.

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

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

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

Description

custom_attribute_defs

list / elements=string

list of all current attribute definitions

Returned: always

Sample: [“sample_5”, “sample_4”]

Authors

  • Jimmy Conner (@cigamit)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)