community.vmware.vmware_guest_storage_policy – Set VM Home and disk(s) storage policy profiles.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.13.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.vmware.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.vmware.vmware_guest_storage_policy.

New in version 1.9.0: of community.vmware

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to enforce storage policy profiles per disk and/or VM Home on a virtual machine.

Requirements

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

  • pyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
disk
list / elements=dictionary
A list of disks with storage profile policies to enforce.
All values and parameters are case sensitive.
At least one of disk and vm_home are required parameters.
policy
string / required
Name of the storage profile policy to enforce for the disk.
unit_number
integer / required
Disk Unit Number.
Valid values range from 0 to 15.
folder
string
Destination folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing guest.
This is a required parameter if multiple VMs are found with same name.
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.
One of name, uuid, or moid are required to define the virtual machine.
name
string
Name of the virtual machine.
One of name, uuid, or moid are required to define the virtual machine.
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.
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 virtual machine.
One of name, uuid, or moid are required to define the virtual machine.
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 true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.
vm_home
string
A storage profile policy to set on VM Home.
All values and parameters are case sensitive.
At least one of disk or vm_home are required parameters.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Enforce storepol1 policy for disk 0 and 1 using UUID
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_storage_policy:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    uuid: cefd316c-fc19-45f3-a539-2cd03427a78d
    disk:
      - unit_number: 0
        policy: storepol1
      - unit_number: 1
        policy: storepol1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: policy_status

- name: Enforce storepol1 policy for VM Home using name
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_storage_policy:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    name: hostname1
    vm_home: storepol1
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed_policies
dictionary
always
Dictionary containing the changed policies of disk (list of dictionaries) and vm_home.

Sample:
{'disk': [{'policy': 'storepol1', 'unit_number': 0}], 'vm_home': 'storepol1'}
msg
string
always
Informational message on the job result.

Sample:
Policies successfully set.


Authors

  • Tyler Gates (@tgates81)