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

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_storage_policy.

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter

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.

controller_number

integer

SCSI controller number.

Valid values range from 0 to 3.

Default: 0

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

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.

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.

uuid

string

UUID of the virtual machine.

One of name, uuid, or moid are required to define the virtual machine.

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)

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

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

Examples

- name: Enforce storepol1 policy for disk 0 and 1 on SCSI controller 0 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
        controller_number: 0
        policy: storepol1
      - unit_number: 1
        controller_number: 0
        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

Description

changed_policies

dictionary

Dictionary containing the changed policies of disk (list of dictionaries) and vm_home.

Returned: always

Sample: {"disk": [{"policy": "storepol1", "unit_number": 0}], "vm_home": "storepol1"}

msg

string

Informational message on the job result.

Returned: always

Sample: "Policies successfully set."

Authors

  • Tyler Gates (@tgates81)