community.vmware.vmware_guest_vnc – Manages VNC remote display on virtual machines in vCenter

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_vnc.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to enable and disable VNC remote display on virtual machine.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter
string
Default:
"ha-datacenter"
Destination datacenter for the deploy operation.
This parameter is case sensitive.
folder
string
Destination folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing guest.
The folder should include the datacenter. ESX's datacenter is ha-datacenter
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.
Virtual machine names in vCenter are not necessarily unique, which may be problematic, see name_match.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Set the state of VNC on virtual machine.
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.
vnc_ip
string
Default:
"0.0.0.0"
Sets an IP for VNC on virtual machine.
This is required only when state is set to present and will be ignored if state is absent.
vnc_password
string
Default:
""
Sets a password for VNC on virtual machine.
This is required only when state is set to present and will be ignored if state is absent.
vnc_port
integer
Default:
0
The port that VNC listens on. Usually a number between 5900 and 7000 depending on your config.
This is required only when state is set to present and will be ignored if state is absent.

Examples

- name: Enable VNC remote display on the VM
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_vnc:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    folder: /mydatacenter/vm
    name: testvm1
    vnc_port: 5990
    vnc_password: vNc5ecr3t
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vnc_result

- name: Disable VNC remote display on the VM
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_vnc:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    uuid: 32074771-7d6b-699a-66a8-2d9cf8236fff
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vnc_result

- name: Disable VNC remote display on the VM using MoID
  community.vmware.vmware_guest_vnc:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    moid: vm-42
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vnc_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
If anything changed on VM's extraConfig.

failed
boolean
always
If changes failed.

instance
dictionary
On success in both state
Dictionary describing the VM, including VNC info.



Authors

  • Armin Ranjbar Daemi (@rmin)