community.vmware.vmware_host_user_manager module – Manage users of ESXi

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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_user_manager.

New in community.vmware 2.1.0

Synopsis

  • This module can add, update or delete local users on ESXi host.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

esxi_hostname

string / required

Name of the ESXi host that is managing the local user.

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.

override_user_password

boolean

If the local user exists and updates the password, change this parameter value is true.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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

If set to present, add a new local user or update information.

If set to absent, delete the local user.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

user_description

aliases: local_user_description

string

The local user description.

user_name

aliases: local_user_name

string / required

Name of the local user.

user_password

aliases: local_user_password

string

The local user password.

If you’d like to update the password, require the override_user_password is true.

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Add new local user to ESXi host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_user_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: false
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi1 }}"
    user_name: example
    user_description: "example user"
    user_password: "{{ local_user_password }}"
    state: present

- name: Update the local user password in ESXi host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_user_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: false
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi1 }}"
    user_name: example
    user_description: "example user"
    user_password: "{{ local_user_password }}"
    override_user_password: true
    state: present

- name: Delete the local user in ESXi host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_user_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: false
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi1 }}"
    user_name: example
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

The executed result for the module.

Returned: always

Sample: "{\n    \"msg\": \"Added the new user.\n}"

Authors

  • sky-joker (@sky-joker)