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

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.9.1).

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_snmp.

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter

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

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.

Choices:

  • indications ← (default)

  • sensors

log_level

string

Syslog logging level.

Choices:

  • debug

  • info ← (default)

  • warning

  • error

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.

send_trap

boolean

Send a test trap to validate the configuration.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

snmp_port

integer

Port used by the SNMP agent.

Default: 161

state

string

Enable, disable, or reset the SNMP agent.

Choices:

  • disabled ← (default)

  • enabled

  • reset

sys_contact

string

added in 1.17.0 of community.vmware

System contact who manages the system.

sys_location

string

added in 1.17.0 of community.vmware

System location.

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

A list of trap targets.

You need to use hostname, port, and community for each trap target.

Default: []

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

  • 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

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

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
  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
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable and configure SNMP system contact and location
  community.vmware.vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    sys_contact: "[email protected]"
    sys_location: "Austin, USA"
    state: enabled
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable SNMP
  community.vmware.vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    state: disabled
  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 host system’s SNMP configuration

Returned: always

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

Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)