community.vmware.vmware_object_rename module – Renames VMware objects

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to rename VMware objects.

  • All variables and VMware object names are case sensitive.

  • Renaming Host and Network is not supported by VMware APIs.

Requirements

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

  • vSphere Automation SDK

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

hostname

string

The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.

new_name

aliases: object_new_name

string / required

New name for VMware object.

object_moid

string

Managed object id of the VMware object to work with.

Mutually exclusive with object_name.

object_name

string

Name of the object to work with.

Mutually exclusive with object_moid.

object_type

string / required

Type of object to work with.

Valid options are Cluster, ClusterComputeResource, Datacenter, Datastore, Folder, ResourcePool, VM or VirtualMachine.

Choices:

  • "ClusterComputeResource"

  • "Cluster"

  • "Datacenter"

  • "Datastore"

  • "Folder"

  • "Network"

  • "ResourcePool"

  • "VM"

  • "VirtualMachine"

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string

The password of the vSphere vCenter server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

The port number of the vSphere vCenter.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.

Default: 443

protocol

string

The connection to protocol.

Choices:

  • "http"

  • "https" ← (default)

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.

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 server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.

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.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Examples

- name: Rename a virtual machine
  community.vmware.vmware_object_rename:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    new_name: Fedora_31
    object_name: Fedora_VM
    object_type: VirtualMachine
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rename a virtual machine using moid
  community.vmware.vmware_object_rename:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    new_name: Fedora_31
    object_moid: vm-14
    object_type: VirtualMachine
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rename a datacenter
  community.vmware.vmware_object_rename:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    new_name: Asia_Datacenter
    object_name: dc1
    object_type: Datacenter
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rename a folder with moid
  community.vmware.vmware_object_rename:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    new_name: backup
    object_moid: group-v46
    object_type: Folder
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rename a cluster with moid
  community.vmware.vmware_object_rename:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    new_name: CCR_1
    object_moid: domain-c33
    object_type: Cluster
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

rename_status

dictionary

metadata about VMware object rename operation

Returned: on success

Sample: {"current_name": "Fedora_31", "desired_name": "Fedora_31", "previous_name": "Fedora_VM"}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)