community.vmware.vmware_portgroup – Create a VMware portgroup

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.vmware.

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

Synopsis

  • Create a VMware Port Group on a VMware Standard Switch (vSS) for given ESXi host(s) or hosts of given cluster.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
string
Name of cluster name for host membership.
Portgroup will be created on all hosts of the given cluster.
This option is required if hosts is not specified.

aliases: cluster
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.
hosts
list / elements=string
List of name of host or hosts on which portgroup needs to be added.
This option is required if cluster_name is not specified.

aliases: esxi_hostname
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
Default:
443
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.
portgroup
string / required
Portgroup name to add.

aliases: portgroup_name
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.
security
dictionary
Network policy specifies layer 2 security settings for a portgroup such as promiscuous mode, where guest adapter listens to all the packets, MAC address changes and forged transmits.
Dict which configures the different security values for portgroup.

aliases: security_policy, network_policy
forged_transmits
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicates whether forged transmits are allowed.
mac_changes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicates whether mac changes are allowed.
promiscuous_mode
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicates whether promiscuous mode is allowed.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Determines if the portgroup should be present or not.
switch
string / required
vSwitch to modify.

aliases: switch_name, vswitch
teaming
dictionary
Dictionary which configures the different teaming values for portgroup.

aliases: teaming_policy
active_adapters
list / elements=string
List of active adapters used for load balancing.
All vmnics are used as active adapters if active_adapters and standby_adapters are not defined.
failback
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicate whether or not to use a failback when restoring links.
load_balancing
string
    Choices:
  • loadbalance_ip
  • loadbalance_srcmac
  • loadbalance_srcid
  • failover_explicit
  • None
Network adapter teaming policy.

aliases: load_balance_policy
network_failure_detection
string
    Choices:
  • link_status_only
  • beacon_probing
Network failure detection.
notify_switches
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicate whether or not to notify the physical switch if a link fails.
standby_adapters
list / elements=string
List of standby adapters used for failover.
All vmnics are used as active adapters if active_adapters and standby_adapters are not defined.
traffic_shaping
dictionary
Dictionary which configures traffic shaping for the switch.
average_bandwidth
integer
Average bandwidth (kbit/s).
burst_size
integer
Burst size (KB).
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Status of Traffic Shaping Policy.
peak_bandwidth
integer
Peak bandwidth (kbit/s).
username
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.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.
vlan_id
integer
Default:
0
VLAN ID to assign to portgroup.
Set to 0 (no VLAN tagging) by default.

aliases: vlan

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5 and 6.5

  • Complete configuration only tested on vSphere 6.5

  • inbound_policy and rolling_order are removed in 2.11.

  • Those two options are only used during portgroup creation. Updating is not supported with those options.

Examples

- name: Add Management Network VM Portgroup
  community.vmware.vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    switch: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Portgroup with Promiscuous Mode Enabled
  community.vmware.vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    switch: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    security:
        promiscuous_mode: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Management Network VM Portgroup to specific hosts
  community.vmware.vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    hosts: [esxi_hostname_one]
    switch: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Management Network VM Portgroup to all hosts in a cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    switch: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove Management Network VM Portgroup to all hosts in a cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    switch: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Portgroup with all settings defined
  community.vmware.vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    switch: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: 10
    security:
        promiscuous_mode: False
        mac_changes: False
        forged_transmits: False
    traffic_shaping:
        enabled: True
        average_bandwidth: 100000
        peak_bandwidth: 100000
        burst_size: 102400
    teaming:
        load_balancing: failover_explicit
        network_failure_detection: link_status_only
        notify_switches: true
        failback: true
        active_adapters:
            - vmnic0
        standby_adapters:
            - vmnic1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: teaming_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
dictionary
always
metadata about the portgroup

Sample:
{'esxi01.example.com': {'changed': True, 'failback': 'No override', 'failover_active': 'No override', 'failover_standby': 'No override', 'failure_detection': 'No override', 'load_balancing': 'No override', 'msg': 'Port Group added', 'notify_switches': 'No override', 'portgroup': 'vMotion', 'sec_forged_transmits': False, 'sec_mac_changes': False, 'sec_promiscuous_mode': False, 'traffic_shaping': 'No override', 'vlan_id': 33, 'vswitch': 'vSwitch1'}}


Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Russell Teague (@mtnbikenc)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)