community.vmware.vmware_tag_manager – Manage association of VMware tags with VMware objects

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_manager.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to assign / remove VMware tags from the given VMware objects.

  • 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.

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.
object_name
string / required
Name of the object to work with.
For DistributedVirtualPortgroups the format should be "switch_name:portgroup_name"
object_type
string / required
    Choices:
  • VirtualMachine
  • Datacenter
  • ClusterComputeResource
  • HostSystem
  • DistributedVirtualSwitch
  • DistributedVirtualPortgroup
  • Datastore
  • DatastoreCluster
  • ResourcePool
  • Folder
Type of object to work with.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
  • add ←
  • remove
  • set
If state is set to add or present will add the tags to the existing tag list of the given object.
If state is set to remove or absent will remove the tags from the existing tag list of the given object.
If state is set to set will replace the tags of the given objects with the user defined list of tags.
tag_names
list / elements=raw / required
List of tag(s) to be managed.
User can also specify category name by specifying colon separated value. For example, "category_name:tag_name".
User can also specify tag and category as dict, when tag or category contains colon. See example for more information. Added in version 2.10.
User can skip category name if you have unique tag names.
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: Add tags to a virtual machine
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    tag_names:
      - Sample_Tag_0002
      - Category_0001:Sample_Tag_0003
    object_name: Fedora_VM
    object_type: VirtualMachine
    state: add
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Specify tag and category as dict
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    tag_names:
      - tag: tag_0001
        category: cat_0001
      - tag: tag_0002
        category: cat_0002
    object_name: Fedora_VM
    object_type: VirtualMachine
    state: add
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a tag from a virtual machine
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    tag_names:
      - Sample_Tag_0002
    object_name: Fedora_VM
    object_type: VirtualMachine
    state: remove
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add tags to a distributed virtual switch
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    tag_names:
      - Sample_Tag_0003
    object_name: Switch_0001
    object_type: DistributedVirtualSwitch
    state: add
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add tags to a distributed virtual portgroup
  community.vmware.vmware_tag_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    tag_names:
      - Sample_Tag_0004
    object_name: Switch_0001:Portgroup_0001
    object_type: DistributedVirtualPortgroup
    state: add
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
tag_status
list / elements=string
on success
metadata about tags related to object configuration

Sample:
{'current_tags': ['backup', 'security'], 'desired_tags': ['security'], 'previous_tags': ['backup', 'security']}


Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Frederic Van Reet (@GBrawl)