community.vmware.vmware_resource_pool – Add/remove resource pools to/from vCenter

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.12.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add/remove a resource pool to/from vCenter

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster
string
Name of the cluster to configure the resource pool.
This parameter is required if esxi_hostname or parent_resource_pool is not specified.
cpu_allocation_shares
integer
added in 1.4.0 of community.vmware
Default:
4000
The number of cpu shares allocated.
This value is only set if cpu_shares is set to custom.
cpu_expandable_reservations
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
In a resource pool with an expandable reservation, the reservation on a resource pool can grow beyond the specified value.
cpu_limit
integer
Default:
-1
The utilization of a virtual machine/resource pool will not exceed this limit, even if there are available resources.
The default value -1 indicates no limit.
cpu_reservation
integer
Default:
0
Amount of resource that is guaranteed available to the virtual machine or resource pool.
cpu_shares
string
    Choices:
  • high
  • custom
  • low
  • normal ←
Memory shares are used in case of resource contention.
datacenter
string / required
Name of the datacenter.
esxi_hostname
string
added in 1.5.0 of community.vmware
Name of the host to configure the resource pool.
The host must not be member of a cluster.
This parameter is required if cluster or parent_resource_pool 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.
mem_allocation_shares
integer
added in 1.4.0 of community.vmware
Default:
163840
The number of memory shares allocated.
This value is only set if mem_shares is set to custom.
mem_expandable_reservations
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
In a resource pool with an expandable reservation, the reservation on a resource pool can grow beyond the specified value.
mem_limit
integer
Default:
-1
The utilization of a virtual machine/resource pool will not exceed this limit, even if there are available resources.
The default value -1 indicates no limit.
mem_reservation
integer
Default:
0
Amount of resource that is guaranteed available to the virtual machine or resource pool.
mem_shares
string
    Choices:
  • high
  • custom
  • low
  • normal ←
Memory shares are used in case of resource contention.
parent_resource_pool
string
added in 1.9.0 of community.vmware
Name of the parent resource pool.
This parameter is required if cluster or esxi_hostname is not specified.
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.
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.
resource_pool
string / required
Resource pool name to manage.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Add or remove the resource pool
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 true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Add resource pool to vCenter
  community.vmware.vmware_resource_pool:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    cluster: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    resource_pool: '{{ resource_pool_name }}'
    mem_shares: normal
    mem_limit: -1
    mem_reservation: 0
    mem_expandable_reservations: true
    cpu_shares: normal
    cpu_limit: -1
    cpu_reservation: 0
    cpu_expandable_reservations: true
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
instance
dictionary
always
metadata about the new resource pool

Sample:
None
resource_pool_config
dictionary
always
config data about the resource pool, version added 1.4.0

Sample:
{ "_vimtype": "vim.ResourceConfigSpec", "changeVersion": null, "cpuAllocation": { "_vimtype": "vim.ResourceAllocationInfo", "expandableReservation": true, "limit": -1, "overheadLimit": null, "reservation": 0, "shares": { "_vimtype": "vim.SharesInfo", "level": "normal", "shares": 4000 } }, "entity": "vim.ResourcePool:resgroup-1108", "lastModified": null, "memoryAllocation": { "_vimtype": "vim.ResourceAllocationInfo", "expandableReservation": true, "limit": -1, "overheadLimit": null, "reservation": 0, "shares": { "_vimtype": "vim.SharesInfo", "level": "high", "shares": 327680 } }, "name": "test_pr1", "scaleDescendantsShares": null }


Authors

  • Davis Phillips (@dav1x)