community.vmware.vmware_guest_tpm module – Add or remove vTPM device for specified VM.

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.18.0).

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_tpm.

New in version 1.16.0: of community.vmware

Synopsis

  • This module is used for adding or removing Virtual Trusted Platform Module(vTPM) device for an existing Virtual Machine. You must create a key provider on vCenter before you can add a vTPM. The ESXi hosts running in your environment must be ESXi 6.7 or later (Windows guest OS), or 7.0 Update 2 (Linux guest OS).

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

datacenter

string / required

The vCenter datacenter name used to get specified cluster or host.

This parameter is case sensitive.

folder

string

VM folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing VM.

This parameter is not required, only when multiple VMs are found with the same name.

The folder should include the datacenter name.

Examples:

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 virtual machine.

This is required if parameter uuid or moid is not supplied.

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.

state

string

State of vTPM device.

If set to ‘absent’, vTPM device will be removed from VM.

If set to ‘present’, vTPM device will be added if not present.

Virtual machine should be turned off before add or remove vTPM device.

Virtual machine should not contain snapshots before add vTPM device.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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 instance to manage if known, this is VMware’s unique identifier.

This is required if parameter name or moid is not supplied.

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.7

  • Tested on vSphere 7.0

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

Examples

- name: Add vTPM to specified VM
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_tpm:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter }}"
    name: "Test_VM"
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove vTPM from specified VM
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_tpm:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter }}"
    name: "Test_VM"
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

instance

dictionary

metadata about the VM vTPM device

Returned: always

Sample: “None”

Authors

  • Diane Wang (@Tomorrow9)