community.vmware.vmware_host_logbundle module – Fetch logbundle file from ESXi

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_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

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

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.

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”]

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.

performance_data

dictionary

Gather performance data for ESXi.

duration

integer

Duration for which performance data is gathered.

Default: 300

interval

integer

Interval for which performance data is gathered.

Default: 5

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.

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

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

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

Description

dest

string

saved path of a logbundle file for ESXi

Returned: on success

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)