community.vmware.vmware_guest_customization_info module – Gather info about VM customization specifications

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_customization_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about customization specifications.

  • All parameters and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Parameters

Parameter

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

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.

spec_name

string

Name of customization specification to find.

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Gather info about all customization specification
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_customization_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_custom_spec_info

- name: Gather info about customization specification with the given name
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_customization_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    spec_name: custom_linux_spec
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: custom_spec_info

Return Values

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

Key

Description

custom_spec_info

dictionary

metadata about the customization specification

Returned: always

Sample: {"assignip-eee0d684-44b7-457c-8c55-2585590b0d99": {"change_version": "1523438001", "description": "sample description", "dns_server_list": [], "dns_suffix_list": [], "domain": "None", "hostname": "sample1", "hw_clock_utc": null, "last_updated_time": "2018-04-11T09:13:21+00:00", "name": "sample", "nic_setting_map": [{"dns_domain": null, "gateway": [], "ip_address": "192.168.10.10", "net_bios": null, "nic_dns_server_list": [], "primary_wins": null, "secondry_wins": null, "subnet_mask": "255.255.255.0"}], "time_zone": null, "type": "Linux"}}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)