community.vmware.vmware_maintenancemode module – Place a host into maintenance mode

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_maintenancemode.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used for placing a ESXi host into maintenance mode.

  • Support for VSAN compliant maintenance mode when selected.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

esxi_hostname

string / required

Name of the host as defined in vCenter.

evacuate

boolean

If set to True, evacuate all powered off VMs.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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

Enter or exit maintenance mode.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

timeout

integer

Specify a timeout for the operation.

Default: 0

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)

vsan

aliases: vsan_mode

string

Specify which VSAN compliant mode to enter.

Choices:

  • "ensureObjectAccessibility"

  • "evacuateAllData"

  • "noAction"

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Enter VSAN-Compliant Maintenance Mode
  community.vmware.vmware_maintenancemode:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    vsan: ensureObjectAccessibility
    evacuate: true
    timeout: 3600
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

hostname

string

Name of host in vCenter

Returned: always

Sample: "esxi.local.domain"

hostsystem

string

Name of vim reference

Returned: always

Sample: "'vim.HostSystem:host-236'"

status

string

Action taken

Returned: always

Sample: "ENTER"

Authors

  • Jay Jahns (@jjahns)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)