community.vmware.vmware_host_datastore – Manage a datastore on ESXi host

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_datastore.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to mount/umount datastore on ESXi host.

  • This module only supports NFS (NFS v3 or NFS v4.1) and VMFS datastores.

  • For VMFS datastore, available device must already be connected on ESXi host.

  • All parameters and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datastore_name
string / required
Name of the datastore to add/remove.
datastore_type
string
    Choices:
  • nfs
  • nfs41
  • vmfs
Type of the datastore to configure (nfs/nfs41/vmfs).
esxi_hostname
string
ESXi hostname to manage the datastore.
Required when used with a vcenter
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.
nfs_path
string
Resource path on NFS host.
Required if datastore type is set to nfs/nfs41 and state is set to present, else unused.
nfs_ro
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ReadOnly or ReadWrite mount.
Unused if datastore type is not set to nfs/nfs41 and state is not set to present.
nfs_server
string
NFS host serving nfs datastore.
Required if datastore type is set to nfs/nfs41 and state is set to present, else unused.
Two or more servers can be defined if datastore type is set to nfs41
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
present: Mount datastore on host if datastore is absent else do nothing.
absent: Umount datastore if datastore is present else do nothing.
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.
vmfs_device_name
string
Name of the device to be used as VMFS datastore.
Required for VMFS datastore type and state is set to present, else unused.
vmfs_version
integer
VMFS version to use for datastore creation.
Unused if datastore type is not set to vmfs and state is not set to present.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.0, 6.5 and ESXi 6.7

  • NFS v4.1 tested on vSphere 6.5

  • Kerberos authentication with NFS v4.1 isn’t implemented

Examples

- name: Mount VMFS datastores to ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: '{{ item.name }}'
      datastore_type: '{{ item.type }}'
      vmfs_device_name: 'naa.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
      vmfs_version: 6
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Mount NFS datastores to ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: '{{ item.name }}'
      datastore_type: '{{ item.type }}'
      nfs_server: '{{ item.server }}'
      nfs_path: '{{ item.path }}'
      nfs_ro: no
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop:
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol01', 'server': 'nas01', 'path': '/mnt/vol01', 'type': 'nfs'}
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol02', 'server': 'nas01', 'path': '/mnt/vol02', 'type': 'nfs'}

- name: Mount NFS v4.1 datastores to ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: '{{ item.name }}'
      datastore_type: '{{ item.type }}'
      nfs_server: '{{ item.server }}'
      nfs_path: '{{ item.path }}'
      nfs_ro: no
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop:
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol03', 'server': 'nas01,nas02', 'path': '/mnt/vol01', 'type': 'nfs41'}
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol04', 'server': 'nas01,nas02', 'path': '/mnt/vol02', 'type': 'nfs41'}

- name: Remove/Umount Datastores from a ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
      password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
      datastore_name: NasDS_vol01
      state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

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