community.vmware.vmware_host_capability_facts – Gathers facts about an ESXi host’s capability information

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

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

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

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2021-12-01

Why

Deprecated in favour of community.vmware.vmware_host_capability_info module.

Alternative

Use community.vmware.vmware_host_capability_info instead.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about an ESXi host’s capability information when ESXi hostname or Cluster name is given.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
string
Name of the cluster from all host systems to be used for facts gathering.
If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.
esxi_hostname
string
ESXi hostname to gather facts from.
If cluster_name is not given, this parameter is required.
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.
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
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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather capability facts about all ESXi Host in given Cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_host_capability_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: cluster_name
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_cluster_hosts_facts

- name: Gather capability facts about ESXi Host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_capability_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: hosts_facts

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hosts_capability_facts
dictionary
always
metadata about host's capability information

Sample:
{'esxi_hostname_0001': {'accel3dSupported': False, 'backgroundSnapshotsSupported': False, 'checkpointFtCompatibilityIssues': [], 'checkpointFtSupported': False, 'cloneFromSnapshotSupported': True, 'cpuHwMmuSupported': True}}


Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2021-12-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)