community.vmware.vmware_vm_storage_policy_info module – Gather information about vSphere storage profile defined storage policy information.

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.5.0).

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_vm_storage_policy_info.

Synopsis

  • Returns basic information on vSphere storage profiles.

  • A vSphere storage profile defines storage policy information that describes storage requirements for virtual machines and storage capabilities of storage providers.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

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.

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.

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

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

Examples

- name: Get SPBM info
  community.vmware.vmware_vm_storage_policy_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: profiles

Return Values

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

Key

Description

spbm_profiles

list / elements=string

list of dictionary of SPBM info

Returned: success

Sample: [{“constraints_sub_profiles”: [{“rule_set_info”: [{“id”: “hostFailuresToTolerate”, “value”: 1}, {“id”: “stripeWidth”, “value”: 1}, {“id”: “forceProvisioning”, “value”: false}, {“id”: “proportionalCapacity”, “value”: 0}, {“id”: “cacheReservation”, “value”: 0}], “rule_set_name”: “VSAN sub-profile”}], “description”: “Storage policy used as default for vSAN datastores”, “id”: “aa6d5a82-1c88-45da-85d3-3d74b91a5bad”, “name”: “vSAN Default Storage Policy”}]

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)