community.vmware.vmware_tag module – Manage VMware tags

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.7.0).

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_tag.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to create / delete / update 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.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

  • vSphere Automation SDK

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

category_id

string / required

The unique ID generated by vCenter should be used to.

User can get this unique ID from facts module.

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

aliases: pass, pwd

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.

port

integer

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.

Default: 443

protocol

string

The connection to protocol.

Choices:

  • http

  • https ← (default)

proxy_host

string

added in 1.12.0 of community.vmware

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.

proxy_port

integer

added in 1.12.0 of community.vmware

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.

state

string

The state of tag.

If set to present and tag does not exists, then tag is created.

If set to present and tag exists, then tag is updated.

If set to absent and tag exists, then tag is deleted.

If set to absent and tag does not exists, no action is taken.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

tag_description

string

The tag description.

This is required only if state is set to present.

This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.

Process of updating tag only allows description change.

Default: “”

tag_name

string / required

The name of tag to manage.

username

aliases: admin, user

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.

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Create a tag
  community.vmware.vmware_tag:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    category_id: 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:e785088d-6981-4b1c-9fb8-1100c3e1f742:GLOBAL'
    tag_name: Sample_Tag_0002
    tag_description: Sample Description
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update tag description
  community.vmware.vmware_tag:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    tag_name: Sample_Tag_0002
    tag_description: Some fancy description
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete tag
  community.vmware.vmware_tag:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    tag_name: Sample_Tag_0002
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

tag_status

dictionary

dictionary of tag metadata

Returned: on success

Sample: {“msg”: “Tag \u0027Sample_Tag_0002\u0027 created.”, “tag_id”: “urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:bff91819-f529-43c9-80ca-1c9dfda09441:GLOBAL”}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)