community.vmware.vmware_host_auto_start – Manage the auto power ON or OFF for vm on ESXi host

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_host_auto_start.

Synopsis

  • In this module, can set up automatic startup and shutdown of virtual machines according to host startup or shutdown.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
esxi_hostname
string / required
ESXi hostname where the VM to set auto power on or off exists.
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
VM name to set auto power on or off.
This is not necessary if change only system default VM settings for autoStart config.
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.
power_info
dictionary
Default:
{"start_action": "none", "start_delay": -1, "start_order": -1, "stop_action": "systemDefault", "stop_delay": -1, "wait_for_heartbeat": "systemDefault"}
Startup or shutdown settings of virtual machine.
This setting will override the system defaults.
start_action
string
    Choices:
  • none ←
  • powerOn
Whether to start the virtual machine when the host startup.
start_delay
integer
Default:
-1
Auto start delay in seconds of virtual machine.
start_order
integer
Default:
-1
The autostart priority of virtual machine.
Virtual machines with a lower number are powered on first.
On host shutdown, the virtual machines are shut down in reverse order, meaning those with a higher number are powered off first.
stop_action
string
    Choices:
  • none
  • systemDefault ←
  • powerOff
  • suspend
Stop action executed on the virtual machine when the system stops of virtual machine.
stop_delay
integer
Default:
-1
Auto stop delay in seconds of virtual machine.
wait_for_heartbeat
string
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
  • systemDefault ←
Continue power on processing when VMware Tools started.
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.
system_defaults
dictionary
System defaults for auto-start or auto-stop config for virtual machine.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Enable automatically start or stop of virtual machines.
start_delay
integer
Default:
120
Default auto start delay in seconds.
stop_action
string
    Choices:
  • none
  • guestShutdown
  • powerOff ←
  • suspend
Default stop action executed on the virtual machine when the system stops.
stop_delay
integer
Default:
120
Default auto stop delay in seconds.
wait_for_heartbeat
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Continue power on processing when VMware Tools started.
If this parameter is enabled to powers on the next virtual machine without waiting for the delay to pass.
However, the virtual machine must have VMware Tools installed.
use_instance_uuid
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to use the VMware instance UUID rather than the BIOS UUID.
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
VM uuid to set auto power on or off, this is VMware's unique identifier.
This is required if name is not supplied.
This is not necessary if change only system default VM settings for autoStart config.
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.

Examples

---
- name: Update for system defaults config.
  community.vmware.vmware_host_auto_start:
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    system_defaults:
      enabled: true
      start_delay: 100
      stop_action: guestShutdown

- name: Update for powerInfo config of virtual machine.
  community.vmware.vmware_host_auto_start:
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    name: "{{ vm_name }}"
    power_info:
      start_action: powerOn
      start_delay: 10
      start_order: 1
      stop_action: powerOff
      wait_for_heartbeat: true

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
power_info_config
dictionary
changed
Parameter return when virtual machine power info config is changed.

Sample:
{ "start_action": "powerOn", "start_delay": -1, "start_order": -1, "stop_action": "systemDefault", "stop_delay": -1, "wait_for_heartbeat": "systemDefault" }
system_defaults_config
dictionary
changed
Parameter return when system defaults config is changed.

Sample:
{ "enabled": true, "start_delay": 120, "stop_action": "powerOff", "stop_delay": 120, "wait_for_heartbeat": false }


Authors

  • sky-joker (@sky-joker)