community.vmware.vmware_host_config_manager module – Manage advanced system settings of an ESXi host

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_host_config_manager.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage advanced system settings of an ESXi host 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

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of the cluster.

Settings are applied to every ESXi host in given cluster.

If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.

esxi_hostname

string

ESXi hostname.

Settings are applied to this ESXi host.

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.

options

dictionary

A dictionary of advanced system settings.

Invalid options will cause module to error.

Note that the list of advanced options (with description and values) can be found by running vim-cmd hostsvc/advopt/options.

Default: {}

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.

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.

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 6.5

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

Examples

- name: Manage Log level setting for all ESXi hosts in given Cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_host_config_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: cluster_name
    options:
        'Config.HostAgent.log.level': 'info'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Manage Log level setting for an ESXi host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_config_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    options:
        'Config.HostAgent.log.level': 'verbose'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Manage multiple settings for an ESXi host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_config_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    options:
        'Config.HostAgent.log.level': 'verbose'
        'Annotations.WelcomeMessage': 'Hello World'
        'Config.HostAgent.plugins.solo.enableMob': false
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)