community.vmware.vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule module – Configure VMware DRS Affinity rule for virtual machines in the given cluster

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_vm_drs_rule.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure VMware DRS Affinity rule for virtual machines in the given cluster.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

affinity_rule

boolean

If set to True, the DRS rule will be an Affinity rule.

If set to False, the DRS rule will be an Anti-Affinity rule.

Effective only if state is set to present.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

cluster_name

string / required

Desired cluster name where virtual machines are present for the DRS rule.

drs_rule_name

string / required

The name of the DRS rule to manage.

enabled

boolean

If set to True, the DRS rule will be enabled.

Effective only if state is set to present.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

mandatory

boolean

If set to True, the DRS rule will be mandatory.

Effective only if state is set to present.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

state

string

If set to present, then the DRS rule is created if not present.

If set to present, then the DRS rule is already present, it updates to the given configurations.

If set to absent, then the DRS rule is deleted if present.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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)

vms

list / elements=string

List of virtual machines name for which DRS rule needs to be applied.

Required if state is set to present.

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: Create DRS Affinity Rule for VM-VM
  community.vmware.vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    vms:
        - vm1
        - vm2
    drs_rule_name: vm1-vm2-affinity-rule-001
    enabled: True
    mandatory: True
    affinity_rule: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for VM-VM
  community.vmware.vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    enabled: True
    vms:
        - vm1
        - vm2
    drs_rule_name: vm1-vm2-affinity-rule-001
    mandatory: True
    affinity_rule: False
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete DRS Affinity Rule for VM-VM
  community.vmware.vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    drs_rule_name: vm1-vm2-affinity-rule-001
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

result

dictionary

metadata about DRS VM and VM rule

Returned: when state is present

Sample: {“rule_enabled”: false, “rule_key”: 20, “rule_mandatory”: true, “rule_name”: “drs_rule_0014”, “rule_uuid”: “525f3bc0-253f-825a-418e-2ec93bffc9ae”, “rule_vms”: [“VM_65”, “VM_146”]}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)