community.vmware.vmware_target_canonical_info module – Return canonical (NAA) from an ESXi host system

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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_target_canonical_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about canonical (NAA) from an ESXi host based on SCSI target ID.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of the cluster.

Info about all SCSI devices for all host system in the given cluster is returned.

This parameter is required, if esxi_hostname is not provided.

esxi_hostname

string

Name of the ESXi host system.

Info about all SCSI devices for the given ESXi host system is returned.

This parameter is required, if cluster_name is not provided.

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.

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

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.

target_id

integer

The target id based on order of scsi device.

version 2.6 onwards, this parameter is optional.

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Get Canonical name of particular target on particular ESXi host system
  community.vmware.vmware_target_canonical_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    target_id: 7
    esxi_hostname: esxi_hostname
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get Canonical name of all target on particular ESXi host system
  community.vmware.vmware_target_canonical_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get Canonical name of all ESXi hostname on particular Cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_target_canonical_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

canonical

string

metadata about SCSI Target device

Returned: if host system and target id is given

Sample: "mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0"

scsi_tgt_info

dictionary

metadata about all SCSI Target devices

Returned: if host system or cluster is given

Sample: {"DC0_C0_H0": {"scsilun_canonical": {"key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30": "mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0", "key-vim.host.ScsiLun-0005000000766d686261313a303a30": "mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0"}, "target_lun_uuid": {"0": "key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30"}}, "DC0_C0_H1": {"scsilun_canonical": {"key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30": "mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0", "key-vim.host.ScsiLun-0005000000766d686261313a303a30": "mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0"}, "target_lun_uuid": {"0": "key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30"}}}

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)