community.vmware.vmware_vcenter_statistics – Configures statistics on a vCenter server

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_vcenter_statistics.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure the vCenter server statistics.

  • The remaining settings can be configured with the module vmware_vcenter_settings.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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.
interval_past_day
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past day statistic collection.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Past day statistics collection enabled.
interval_minutes
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Default:
5
Interval duration in minutes.
level
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Default:
1
Statistics level.
save_for_days
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Default:
1
Save for value in days.
interval_past_month
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past month statistic collection.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Past month statistics collection enabled.
interval_hours
integer
    Choices:
  • 2
Default:
2
Interval duration in hours.
level
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Default:
1
Statistics level.
save_for_months
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
Default:
1
Save for value in months.
interval_past_week
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past week statistic collection.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Past week statistics collection enabled.
interval_minutes
integer
    Choices:
  • 30
Default:
30
Interval duration in minutes.
level
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Default:
1
Statistics level.
save_for_weeks
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
Default:
1
Save for value in weeks.
interval_past_year
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past month statistic collection.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Past month statistics collection enabled.
interval_days
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
Default:
1
Interval duration in days.
level
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Default:
1
Statistics level.
save_for_years
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Default:
1
Save for value in years.
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.
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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested with vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.5 and 6.7

Examples

- name: Configure vCenter statistics
  community.vmware.vmware_vcenter_statistics:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    interval_past_day:
      enabled: true
      interval_minutes: 5
      save_for_days: 1
      level: 1
    interval_past_week:
      enabled: true
      level: 1
    interval_past_month:
      enabled: true
      level: 1
    interval_past_year:
      enabled: true
      save_for_years: 1
      level: 1
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dictionary
always
metadata about vCenter statistics settings

Sample:
{'changed': False, 'msg': 'vCenter statistics already configured properly', 'past_day_enabled': True, 'past_day_interval': 5, 'past_day_level': 1, 'past_day_save_for': 1, 'past_month_enabled': True, 'past_month_interval': 2, 'past_month_level': 1, 'past_month_save_for': 1, 'past_week_enabled': True, 'past_week_interval': 30, 'past_week_level': 1, 'past_week_save_for': 1, 'past_year_enabled': True, 'past_year_interval': 1, 'past_year_level': 1, 'past_year_save_for': 1}


Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)