community.vmware.vmware_host_powerstate module – Manages power states of host systems in vCenter

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.18.0).

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_powerstate.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage power states of host systems in given vCenter infrastructure.

  • User can set power state to ‘power-down-to-standby’, ‘power-up-from-standby’, ‘shutdown-host’ and ‘reboot-host’.

  • State ‘reboot-host’, ‘shutdown-host’ and ‘power-down-to-standby’ are not supported by all the host systems.

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 from which all host systems will be used.

This is required parameter if esxi_hostname is not specified.

esxi_hostname

string

Name of the host system to work with.

This is required parameter if cluster_name is not specified.

force

boolean

This parameter specify if the host should be proceeding with user defined powerstate regardless of whether it is in maintenance mode.

If state set to reboot-host and force as true, then host system is rebooted regardless of whether it is in maintenance mode.

If state set to shutdown-host and force as true, then host system is shutdown regardless of whether it is in maintenance mode.

If state set to power-down-to-standby and force to true, then all powered off VMs will evacuated.

Not applicable if state set to power-up-from-standby.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

Set the state of the host system.

Choices:

  • power-down-to-standby

  • power-up-from-standby

  • shutdown-host ← (default)

  • reboot-host

timeout

integer

This parameter defines timeout for state set to power-down-to-standby or power-up-from-standby.

Ignored if state set to reboot-host or shutdown-host.

This parameter is defined in seconds.

Default: 600

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: Set the state of a host system to reboot
  community.vmware.vmware_host_powerstate:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: reboot-host
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: reboot_host

- name: Set the state of a host system to power down to standby
  community.vmware.vmware_host_powerstate:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: power-down-to-standby
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: power_down

- name: Set the state of all host systems from cluster to reboot
  community.vmware.vmware_host_powerstate:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    state: reboot-host
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: reboot_host

Return Values

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

Key

Description

result

dictionary

metadata about host system’s state

Returned: always

Sample: {“esxi01”: {“error”: “”, “msg”: “power down \u0027esxi01\u0027 to standby”}}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)