community.vmware.vmware_host_lockdown module – Manage administrator permission for the local administrative account for the ESXi host

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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_lockdown.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage administrator permission for the local administrative account for the host when ESXi hostname is given.

  • All parameters and VMware objects values are case sensitive.

  • This module is destructive as administrator permission are managed using APIs used, please read options carefully and proceed.

  • Please specify hostname as vCenter IP or hostname only, as lockdown operations are not possible from standalone ESXi server.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of cluster.

All host systems from given cluster used to manage lockdown.

Required parameter, if esxi_hostname is not set.

esxi_hostname

list / elements=string

List of ESXi hostname to manage lockdown.

Required parameter, if cluster_name is not set.

See examples for specifications.

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.

state

string

State of hosts system

If set to disabled, all host systems will be removed from lockdown mode.

If host system is already out of lockdown mode and set to disabled, no action will be taken.

If set to normal, all host systems will be set in lockdown mode.

If host system is already in lockdown mode and set to normal, no action will be taken.

If set to strict, all host systems will be set in strict lockdown mode.

If host system is already in strict lockdown mode and set to strict, no action will be taken.

Choices:

  • "disabled"

  • "normal" ← (default)

  • "strict"

  • "present"

  • "absent"

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Enter host system into lockdown mode
  community.vmware.vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: normal
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Exit host systems from lockdown mode
  community.vmware.vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: disabled
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter host systems into lockdown mode
  community.vmware.vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname:
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_1 }}'
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_2 }}'
    state: normal
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Exit host systems from lockdown mode
  community.vmware.vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname:
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_1 }}'
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_2 }}'
    state: disabled
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter all host system from cluster into lockdown mode
  community.vmware.vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    state: normal
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

results

dictionary

metadata about state of Host system lock down

Returned: always

Sample: {"host_lockdown_state": {"DC0_C0": {"current_state": "normal", "desired_state": "normal", "previous_state": "disabled"}}}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)