community.vmware.vmware_host_snmp – Configures SNMP on an ESXi host system

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure the embedded SNMP agent on an ESXi host.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
community
list / elements=string
List of SNMP community strings.
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.
hw_source
string
    Choices:
  • indications ←
  • sensors
Source hardware events from IPMI sensors or CIM Indications.
The embedded SNMP agent receives hardware events either from IPMI sensors sensors or CIM indications indications.
log_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • info ←
  • warning
  • error
Syslog logging level.
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.
send_trap
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Send a test trap to validate the configuration.
snmp_port
integer
Default:
161
Port used by the SNMP agent.
state
string
    Choices:
  • disabled ←
  • enabled
  • reset
Enable, disable, or reset the SNMP agent.
trap_filter
list / elements=string
A list of trap oids for traps not to be sent by agent, e.g. [ 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.0, 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.1 ]
Use value reset to clear settings.
trap_targets
list / elements=dictionary
Default:
[]
A list of trap targets.
You need to use hostname, port, and community for each trap target.
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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

  • You need to reset the agent (to factory defaults) if you want to clear all community strings, trap targets, or filters

  • SNMP v3 configuration isn’t implemented yet

Examples

- name: Enable and configure SNMP community
  community.vmware.vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    community: [ test ]
    state: enabled
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Configure SNMP traps and filters
  community.vmware.vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    community: [ test ]
    trap_targets:
      - hostname: 192.168.1.100
        port: 162
        community: test123
      - hostname: 192.168.1.101
        port: 162
        community: test1234
    trap_filter:
      - 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.0
      - 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.1
    state: enabled
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable SNMP
  community.vmware.vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    state: disabled
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dictionary
always
metadata about host system's SNMP configuration

Sample:
{'esxi01': {'changed': False, 'community': ['test'], 'hw_source': 'indications', 'msg': 'SNMP already configured properly', 'port': 161, 'state': 'enabled', 'trap_targets': []}}


Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)