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

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_target_canonical_info.

Synopsis

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

Requirements

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

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5 and 6.5

  • PyVmomi installed

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults 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
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.
target_id
integer
The target id based on order of scsi device.
version 2.6 onwards, this parameter is optional.
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 yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

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 Returned Description
canonical
string
if host system and target id is given
metadata about SCSI Target device

Sample:
mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0
scsi_tgt_info
dictionary
if host system or cluster is given
metadata about all SCSI Target devices

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)