community.vmware.vmware_portgroup module – Create a VMware portgroup

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.5.0).

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_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

Comments

cluster_name

aliases: cluster

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.

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

aliases: esxi_hostname

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.

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

portgroup

aliases: portgroup_name

string / required

Portgroup name to add.

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

aliases: security_policy, network_policy

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.

forged_transmits

boolean

Indicates whether forged transmits are allowed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mac_changes

boolean

Indicates whether mac changes are allowed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

promiscuous_mode

boolean

Indicates whether promiscuous mode is allowed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

Determines if the portgroup should be present or not.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

switch

aliases: switch_name, vswitch

string / required

vSwitch to modify.

teaming

aliases: teaming_policy

dictionary

Dictionary which configures the different teaming values for portgroup.

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

Indicate whether or not to use a failback when restoring links.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

load_balancing

aliases: load_balance_policy

string

Network adapter teaming policy.

Choices:

  • loadbalance_ip

  • loadbalance_srcmac

  • loadbalance_srcid

  • failover_explicit

  • None

network_failure_detection

string

Network failure detection.

Choices:

  • link_status_only

  • beacon_probing

notify_switches

boolean

Indicate whether or not to notify the physical switch if a link fails.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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

Status of Traffic Shaping Policy.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

peak_bandwidth

integer

Peak bandwidth (kbit/s).

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vlan_id

aliases: vlan

integer

VLAN ID to assign to portgroup.

Set to 0 (no VLAN tagging) by default.

Default: 0

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.

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

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

Description

result

dictionary

metadata about the portgroup

Returned: always

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)