community.vmware.vmware_host_logbundle – Fetch logbundle file from ESXi

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.14.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.vmware.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.vmware.vmware_host_logbundle.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to fetch logbundle file from ESXi.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dest
string / required
file destination on localhost, path must be exist.
esxi_hostname
string / required
Name of the host system to fetch the logbundle.
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.
manifests
list / elements=string
Default:
["System:Base", "System:CoreDumps", "System:EsxImage", "System:IOFilter", "System:LoadESX", "System:Modules", "System:RDMA", "System:ResourceGroups", "System:TPM", "System:VFlash", "System:VMTools", "System:VmiofPlugins", "System:ntp", "System:uwstats", "Fcd:Catalog", "VirtualMachines:CoreDumps", "VirtualMachines:VirtualMachineStats", "VirtualMachines:base", "VirtualMachines:base", "VirtualMachines:diskinfo", "VirtualMachines:logs", "Storage:FCoE", "Storage:Multipathing", "Storage:NAS", "Storage:VSAN", "Storage:VSANHealth", "Storage:VSANIscsiTarget", "Storage:VSANPerfStats", "Storage:VSANPerfSvc", "Storage:VSANTraces", "Storage:VVOL", "Storage:base", "Storage:iodm", "Storage:iscsi", "FeatureStateSwitch:FeatureStateSwitch", "Userworld:HostAgent", "Userworld:ProcessInformation", "Configuration:System", "Logs:System", "hostProfiles:SystemImageCacheHostProfile", "hostProfiles:hostProfiles", "FileSystem:VMFSDiskDump", "FileSystem:base", "ActiveDirectory:base", "CIM:base", "Hardware:base", "Hardware:usb", "Installer:base", "Network:base", "Network:dvs", "Network:lacp", "Network:nscd", "Network:tcpip", "IntegrityChecks:md5sums"]
Logs to include in the logbundle file.
Refer to the id key of the community.vmware.vmware_host_logbundle_info module for values that can be specified in the manifest.
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
performance_data
dictionary
Gather performance data for ESXi.
duration
integer
Default:
300
Duration for which performance data is gathered.
interval
integer
Default:
5
Interval for which performance data is gathered.
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: fetch logbundle file from ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_host_logbundle:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    dest: ./esxi-log.tgz

- name: fetch logbundle file from ESXi with manifests
  community.vmware.vmware_host_logbundle:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    dest: ./esxi-log.tgz
    manifests:
      - System:Base
      - VirtualMachines:VirtualMachineStats

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
dest
string
on success
saved path of a logbundle file for ESXi

Sample:
{'changed': True, 'dest': './esxi-log.tgz', 'failed': False, 'gid': 0, 'group': 'root', 'mode': '0644', 'owner': 'root', 'size': 25783140, 'state': 'file', 'uid': 0}


Authors

  • sky-joker (@sky-joker)