community.vmware.vmware_guest_tools_upgrade – Module to upgrade VMTools

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.14.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module upgrades the VMware Tools on Windows and Linux guests and reboots them.

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
Destination datacenter where the virtual machine exists.
folder
string
Destination folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing guest.
This is required, 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
force_upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This flag overrides the guest operating system detection and forcibly upgrade VMware tools or open-vm-tools.
This is useful when VMware tools is too old and unable to detect the 'guestFamily' value.
Using this flag may sometime give unexpected results since module will override the default
behaviour of 'guestFamily' detection.
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 virtual machine to work with.
This is required if uuid or moid is not supplied.
name_match
string
    Choices:
  • first ←
  • last
If multiple virtual machines matching the name, use the first or last found.
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 instance to manage if known, this is VMware's unique identifier.
This is required if name or moid is not supplied.
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.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Get VM UUID
  vmware_guest_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter }}"
    folder: "/{{datacenter}}/vm"
    name: "{{ vm_name }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vm_facts

- name: Upgrade VMware Tools using uuid
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_tools_upgrade:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    uuid: "{{ vm_facts.instance.hw_product_uuid }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Upgrade VMware Tools using MoID
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_tools_upgrade:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    moid: vm-42
  delegate_to: localhost

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