community.vmware.vmware_host_firewall_manager module – Manage firewall configurations about an ESXi host

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.5.0).

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_firewall_manager.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage firewall configurations about 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.

Firewall settings are applied to every ESXi host system in given cluster.

If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.

esxi_hostname

string

ESXi hostname.

Firewall settings are applied to this ESXi host system.

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

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.

rules

list / elements=dictionary

A list of Rule set which needs to be managed.

Each member of list is rule set name and state to be set the rule.

Both rule name and rule state are required parameters.

Additional IPs and networks can also be specified

Please see examples for more information.

Default: []

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 6.0, vSphere 6.5

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

Examples

- name: Enable vvold rule set for all ESXi Host in given Cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_host_firewall_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: cluster_name
    rules:
        - name: vvold
          enabled: True
          allowed_hosts:
            all_ip: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable vvold rule set for an ESXi Host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_firewall_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    rules:
        - name: vvold
          enabled: True
          allowed_hosts:
            all_ip: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Manage multiple rule set for an ESXi Host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_firewall_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    rules:
        - name: vvold
          enabled: True
          allowed_hosts:
            all_ip: True
        - name: CIMHttpServer
          enabled: False
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Manage IP and network based firewall permissions for ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_host_firewall_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    rules:
        - name: gdbserver
          enabled: True
          allowed_hosts:
            all_ip: False
            ip_address:
              - 192.168.20.10
              - 192.168.20.11
        - name: CIMHttpServer
          enabled: True
          allowed_hosts:
            all_ip: False
            ip_network:
              - 192.168.100.0/24
        - name: remoteSerialPort
          enabled: True
          allowed_hosts:
            all_ip: False
            ip_address:
              - 192.168.100.11
            ip_network:
              - 192.168.200.0/24
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

rule_set_state

dictionary

dict with hostname as key and dict with firewall rule set facts as value

Returned: success

Sample: {“rule_set_state”: {“localhost.localdomain”: {“CIMHttpServer”: {“allowed_hosts”: {“current_allowed_all”: true, “current_allowed_ip”: [], “current_allowed_networks”: [], “desired_allowed_all”: true, “desired_allowed_ip”: [], “desired_allowed_networks”: [], “previous_allowed_all”: true, “previous_allowed_ip”: [], “previous_allowed_networks”: []}, “current_state”: false, “desired_state”: false, “previous_state”: true}, “remoteSerialPort”: {“allowed_hosts”: {“current_allowed_all”: false, “current_allowed_ip”: [“192.168.100.11”], “current_allowed_networks”: [“192.168.200.0/24”], “desired_allowed_all”: false, “desired_allowed_ip”: [“192.168.100.11”], “desired_allowed_networks”: [“192.168.200.0/24”], “previous_allowed_all”: true, “previous_allowed_ip”: [], “previous_allowed_networks”: []}, “current_state”: true, “desired_state”: true, “previous_state”: true}}}}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Aaron Longchamps (@alongchamps)