community.vmware.vmware_host_vmhba_info module – Gathers info about vmhbas available on the given ESXi host

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_vmhba_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about vmhbas available on the given ESXi host.

  • If cluster_name is provided, then vmhba information about all hosts from given cluster will be returned.

  • If esxi_hostname is provided, then vmhba information about given host system will be returned.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of the cluster from which all host systems will be used.

Vmhba information about each ESXi server will be returned for the given cluster.

This parameter is required if esxi_hostname is not specified.

esxi_hostname

string

Name of the host system to work with.

Vmhba information about this ESXi server will be returned.

This parameter is required if cluster_name is not specified.

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.

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: Gather info about vmhbas of all ESXi Host in the given Cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_host_vmhba_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: cluster_host_vmhbas

- name: Gather info about vmhbas of an ESXi Host
  community.vmware.vmware_host_vmhba_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: host_vmhbas

Return Values

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

Key

Description

hosts_vmhbas_info

dictionary

dict with hostname as key and dict with vmhbas information as value.

Returned: hosts_vmhbas_info

Sample: {"10.76.33.204": {"vmhba_details": [{"adapter": "HPE Smart Array P440ar", "bus": 3, "device": "vmhba0", "driver": "nhpsa", "location": "0000:03:00.0", "model": "Smart Array P440ar", "node_wwn": "50:01:43:80:37:18:9e:a0", "status": "unknown", "type": "SAS"}, {"adapter": "QLogic Corp ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA", "bus": 5, "device": "vmhba1", "driver": "qlnativefc", "location": "0000:05:00.0", "model": "ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA", "node_wwn": "57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:82", "port_type": "unknown", "port_wwn": "57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:82", "speed": 8, "status": "online", "type": "Fibre Channel"}, {"adapter": "QLogic Corp ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA", "bus": 8, "device": "vmhba2", "driver": "qlnativefc", "location": "0000:08:00.0", "model": "ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA", "node_wwn": "57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:21", "port_type": "unknown", "port_wwn": "57:64:96:32:15:90:23:95:21", "speed": 8, "status": "online", "type": "Fibre Channel"}]}}

Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)