community.vmware.vmware_guest_snapshot_info – Gather info about virtual machine’s snapshots in vCenter

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_snapshot_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about virtual machine’s snapshots.

  • This module was called vmware_guest_snapshot_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter
string / required
Name of the datacenter.
folder
string
Destination folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing guest.
This is required parameter, if name is supplied.
The folder should include the datacenter. ESX's datacenter is ha-datacenter
Examples:
folder: /ha-datacenter/vm
folder: ha-datacenter/vm
folder: /datacenter1/vm
folder: datacenter1/vm
folder: /datacenter1/vm/folder1
folder: datacenter1/vm/folder1
folder: /folder1/datacenter1/vm
folder: folder1/datacenter1/vm
folder: /folder1/datacenter1/vm/folder2
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 is not supplied.
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.
use_instance_uuid
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to use the VMware instance UUID rather than the BIOS UUID.
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
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.
The folder is ignored, if uuid is provided.
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 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather snapshot information about the virtual machine in the given vCenter
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_snapshot_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    folder: "/{{ datacenter_name }}/vm/"
    name: "{{ guest_name }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: snapshot_info

- name: Gather snapshot information about the virtual machine using MoID
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_snapshot_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    moid: vm-42
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: snapshot_info

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
guest_snapshots
dictionary
always
metadata about the snapshot information

Sample:
{'current_snapshot': {'creation_time': '2018-02-10T14:48:31.999459+00:00', 'description': '', 'id': 28, 'name': 'snap_0003', 'state': 'poweredOff'}, 'snapshots': [{'creation_time': '2018-02-10T14:48:31.999459+00:00', 'description': '', 'id': 28, 'name': 'snap_0003', 'state': 'poweredOff'}]}


Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)