community.vmware.vmware_host_custom_attributes – Manage custom attributes from VMware for the given 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_custom_attributes.

New in version 1.11.0: of community.vmware

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add, remove and update custom attributes for the given ESXi host.

Requirements

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

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
attributes
list / elements=dictionary
Default:
[]
A list of name and value of custom attributes that needs to be manage.
Value of custom attribute is not required and will be ignored, if state is set to absent.
name
string / required
Name of the attribute.
value
string
Default:
""
Value of the attribute.
esxi_hostname
string / required
Name of the ESXi host to work with.
This is a required parameter
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The action to take.
If set to present, then custom attribute is added or updated.
If set to absent, then custom attribute is removed.
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 true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.7

Examples

- name: Add ESXi host custom attributes
  community.vmware.vmware_host_custom_attributes:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: host1
    state: present
    attributes:
      - name: MyAttribute
        value: MyValue
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: attributes

- name: Remove ESXi host Attribute
  community.vmware.vmware_host_custom_attributes:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: host1
    state: absent
    attributes:
      - name: MyAttribute
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: attributes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
custom_attributes
dictionary
changed
metadata about the ESXi host attributes

Sample:
{'mycustom': 'my_custom_value', 'mycustom_2': 'my_custom_value_2', 'sample_1': 'sample_1_value', 'sample_2': 'sample_2_value', 'sample_3': 'sample_3_value'}


Authors

  • Hunter Christain (@exp-hc)