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

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.vsphere_copy.

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults 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.

aliases: host
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
path
string / required
The file to push to the datastore.

aliases: dest
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.
src
string / required
The file to push to vCenter.

aliases: name
timeout
integer
Default:
10
The timeout in seconds for the upload to the datastore.
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: login
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

  • 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.

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5 and ESXi 6.7

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)