community.vmware.vmware_vswitch_info module – Gathers info about an ESXi host’s vswitch configurations

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.9.1).

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_vswitch_info.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about an ESXi host’s vswitch configurations when ESXi hostname or Cluster name is given.

  • The vSphere Client shows the value for the number of ports as elastic from vSphere 5.5 and above.

  • Other tools like esxcli might show the number of ports as 1536 or 5632.

  • See https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2064511 for more details.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_name

string

Name of the cluster.

Info about vswitch belonging to every ESXi host systems under this cluster will be returned.

If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.

esxi_hostname

string

ESXi hostname to gather information from.

If cluster_name is not given, this parameter is required.

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.

policies

boolean

added in 2.4.0 of community.vmware

Gather information about Security, Traffic Shaping, as well as Teaming and failover.

The property ts stands for Traffic Shaping and lb for Load Balancing.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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

Examples

- name: Gather vswitch info about all ESXi Host in given Cluster
  community.vmware.vmware_vswitch_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_hosts_vswitch_info

- name: Gather vswitch info about ESXi Host
  community.vmware.vmware_vswitch_info:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_vswitch_info

Return Values

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

Key

Description

hosts_vswitch_info

dictionary

metadata about host’s vswitch configuration

Returned: on success

Sample: {“10.76.33.218”: {“vSwitch0”: {“failback”: true, “failover_active”: [“vmnic0”], “failover_standby”: [], “failure_detection”: “link_status_only”, “lb”: “loadbalance_srcid”, “mtu”: 1500, “notify”: true, “num_ports”: 128, “pnics”: [“vmnic0”], “security”: [false, false, false], “ts”: false}, “vSwitch_0011”: {“failback”: true, “failover_active”: [“vmnic1”], “failover_standby”: [“vmnic2”], “failure_detection”: “link_status_only”, “lb”: “loadbalance_srcid”, “mtu”: 1500, “notify”: true, “num_ports”: 128, “pnics”: [“vmnic2”, “vmnic1”], “security”: [false, false, false], “ts”: false}}}

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)