community.vmware.vsphere_copy module – Copy a file to a VMware datastore

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 3.1.0).

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.vsphere_copy.

Synopsis

  • Upload files to a VMware datastore through a vCenter REST API.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

datacenter

string

The datacenter on the vCenter server that holds the datastore.

datastore

string / required

The datastore to push files to.

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.

path

aliases: dest

string / required

The file to push to the datastore.

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.

src

aliases: name

string / required

The file to push to vCenter.

timeout

integer

The timeout in seconds for the upload to the datastore.

Default: 10

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • This module ought to be run from a system that can access the vCenter or the ESXi directly and has the file to transfer. It can be the normal remote target or you can change it either by using transport: local or using delegate_to.

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

Examples

- name: Copy file to datastore using delegate_to
  community.vmware.vsphere_copy:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    src: /some/local/file
    datacenter: DC1 Someplace
    datastore: datastore1
    path: some/remote/file
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Copy file to datastore when datacenter is inside folder called devel
  community.vmware.vsphere_copy:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    src: /some/local/file
    datacenter: devel/DC1
    datastore: datastore1
    path: some/remote/file
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Copy file to datastore using other_system
  community.vmware.vsphere_copy:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    src: /other/local/file
    datacenter: DC2 Someplace
    datastore: datastore2
    path: other/remote/file
  delegate_to: other_system

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)