community.vmware.vmware_tag_info – Manage VMware tag info

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_tag_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to collect information about VMware tags.

  • Tag feature is introduced in vSphere 6 version, so this module is not supported in the earlier versions of vSphere.

  • All variables and VMware object names are case sensitive.

  • This module was called vmware_tag_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

  • tag_facts will be deprecated in Ansible 2.14, since it does not return multiple tags with same name and different category id.

  • Please use tag_info instead of tag_facts.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

  • vSphere Automation SDK

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults 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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
Default:
443
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.
protocol
string
    Choices:
  • http
  • https ←
The connection to protocol.
username
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.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid.
Set to no 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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Get info about tag
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get category id from the given tag
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: tag_details
- debug:
    msg: "{{ tag_details.tag_facts['fedora_machines']['tag_category_id'] }}"

- name: Gather tag id from the given tag
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_info:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: tag_results
- set_fact:
    tag_id: "{{ item.tag_id }}"
  loop: "{{ tag_results.tag_info|json_query(query) }}"
  vars:
    query: "[?tag_name==`tag0001`]"
- debug: var=tag_id

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
tag_facts
dictionary
on success
dictionary of tag metadata

Sample:
{'Sample_Tag_0002': {'tag_category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:6de17f28-7694-43ec-a783-d09c141819ae:GLOBAL', 'tag_description': 'Sample Description', 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:a141f212-0f82-4f05-8eb3-c49647c904c5:GLOBAL', 'tag_used_by': []}, 'fedora_machines': {'tag_category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:baa90bae-951b-4e87-af8c-be681a1ba30c:GLOBAL', 'tag_description': '', 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:7d27d182-3ecd-4200-9d72-410cc6398a8a:GLOBAL', 'tag_used_by': []}, 'ubuntu_machines': {'tag_category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:89573410-29b4-4cac-87a4-127c084f3d50:GLOBAL', 'tag_description': '', 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:7f3516d5-a750-4cb9-8610-6747eb39965d:GLOBAL', 'tag_used_by': []}}
tag_info
list / elements=string
on success
list of tag metadata

Sample:
[{'tag_category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:6de17f28-7694-43ec-a783-d09c141819ae:GLOBAL', 'tag_description': 'Sample Description', 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:a141f212-0f82-4f05-8eb3-c49647c904c5:GLOBAL', 'tag_name': 'Sample_Tag_0002', 'tag_used_by': []}, {'tag_category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:6de17f28-7694-43ec-a783-d09c141819ae:GLOBAL', 'tag_description': '', 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:7d27d182-3ecd-4200-9d72-410cc6398a8a:GLOBAL', 'tag_name': 'Sample_Tag_0002', 'tag_used_by': []}, {'tag_category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:89573410-29b4-4cac-87a4-127c084f3d50:GLOBAL', 'tag_description': '', 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:7f3516d5-a750-4cb9-8610-6747eb39965d:GLOBAL', 'tag_name': 'ubuntu_machines', 'tag_used_by': []}]


Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)