community.vmware.vmware_host_iscsi_info – Gather iSCSI configuration information of 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_iscsi_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about the iSCSI configuration of the ESXi host.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
esxi_hostname
string / required
The ESXi hostname on which to gather iSCSI settings.
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 true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Examples

- name: Gather iSCSI configuration information of ESXi host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_iscsi_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
  register: iscsi_info

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
detected_iscsi_drives
list / elements=string
always
list of detected iSCSI drive
added from version 1.9.0

Sample:
[ { "address": [ "192.168.0.57:3260" ], "canonical_name": "naa.60014055f198fb3d0cb4bd7ae1f802e1", "iscsi_name": "iqn.2021-03.local.iscsi-target:iscsi-storage.target0" } ]
iscsi_properties
dictionary
always
dictionary of current iSCSI information

Sample:
{ "iscsi_alias": "", "iscsi_authentication_properties": { "_vimtype": "vim.host.InternetScsiHba.AuthenticationProperties", "chapAuthEnabled": false, "chapAuthenticationType": "chapProhibited", "chapInherited": null, "chapName": "", "chapSecret": "XXXXXXXXX", "mutualChapAuthenticationType": "chapProhibited", "mutualChapInherited": null, "mutualChapName": "", "mutualChapSecret": "XXXXXXXXX" }, "iscsi_enabled": true, "iscsi_name": "iqn.1998-01.com.vmware:esxi-033f58ee", "iscsi_send_targets": [ { "address": "192.168.0.1", "authenticationProperties": { "_vimtype": "vim.host.InternetScsiHba.AuthenticationProperties", "chapAuthEnabled": false, "chapAuthenticationType": "chapProhibited", "chapInherited": true, "chapName": "", "chapSecret": "XXXXXXXXX", "mutualChapAuthenticationType": "chapProhibited", "mutualChapInherited": true, "mutualChapName": "", "mutualChapSecret": "XXXXXXXXX" }, "port": 3260 } ], "iscsi_static_targets": [ { "address": "192.168.0.1", "authenticationProperties": { "_vimtype": "vim.host.InternetScsiHba.AuthenticationProperties", "chapAuthEnabled": false, "chapAuthenticationType": "chapProhibited", "chapInherited": true, "chapName": "", "chapSecret": "XXXXXXXXX", "mutualChapAuthenticationType": "chapProhibited", "mutualChapInherited": true, "mutualChapName": "", "mutualChapSecret": "XXXXXXXXX" }, "iscsi_name": "iqn.2004-04.com.qnap:tvs-673:iscsi.vm3.2c580e", "port": 3260 } ], "port_bind": [], "vmhba_name": "vmhba65" }


Authors

  • sky-joker (@sky-joker)