ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster module – Module to manage clusters in oVirt/RHV

Note

This module is part of the ovirt.ovirt collection (version 2.2.3).

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 ovirt.ovirt.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster.

New in version 1.0.0: of ovirt.ovirt

Synopsis

  • Module to manage clusters in oVirt/RHV

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • ovirt-engine-sdk-python >= 4.4.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth

dictionary / required

Dictionary with values needed to create HTTP/HTTPS connection to oVirt:

ca_file

string

A PEM file containing the trusted CA certificates.

The certificate presented by the server will be verified using these CA certificates.

If ca_file parameter is not set, system wide CA certificate store is used.

Default value is set by OVIRT_CAFILE environment variable.

compress

boolean

Flag indicating if compression is used for connection.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

headers

dictionary

Dictionary of HTTP headers to be added to each API call.

hostname

string

A string containing the hostname of the server, usually something like :emphasis:`server.example.com`.

Default value is set by OVIRT_HOSTNAME environment variable.

Either url or hostname is required.

insecure

boolean

A boolean flag that indicates if the server TLS certificate and host name should be checked.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

kerberos

boolean

A boolean flag indicating if Kerberos authentication should be used instead of the default basic authentication.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

password

string

The password of the user.

Default value is set by OVIRT_PASSWORD environment variable.

timeout

integer

Number of seconds to wait for response.

token

string

Token to be used instead of login with username/password.

Default value is set by OVIRT_TOKEN environment variable.

url

string

A string containing the API URL of the server, usually something like :emphasis:`https://server.example.com/ovirt-engine/api`.

Default value is set by OVIRT_URL environment variable.

Either url or hostname is required.

username

string

The name of the user, something like admin@internal.

Default value is set by OVIRT_USERNAME environment variable.

ballooning

aliases: balloon

boolean

If True enable memory balloon optimization. Memory balloon is used to re-distribute / reclaim the host memory based on VM needs in a dynamic way.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

comment

string

Comment of the cluster.

compatibility_version

string

The compatibility version of the cluster. All hosts in this cluster must support at least this compatibility version.

cpu_arch

string

CPU architecture of cluster.

Choices:

  • x86_64

  • ppc64

  • undefined

cpu_type

string

CPU codename. For example Intel SandyBridge Family.

data_center

string

Datacenter name where cluster reside.

description

string

Description of the cluster.

external_network_providers

list / elements=dictionary

List of references to the external network providers available in the cluster. If the automatic deployment of the external network provider is supported, the networks of the referenced network provider are available on every host in the cluster.

This is supported since oVirt version 4.2.

id

string

ID of the external network provider. Either name or id is required.

name

string

Name of the external network provider. Either name or id is required.

fence_connectivity_threshold

integer

The threshold used by fence_skip_if_connectivity_broken.

fence_enabled

boolean

If True enables fencing on the cluster.

Fencing is enabled by default.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

fence_skip_if_connectivity_broken

boolean

If True fencing will be temporarily disabled if the percentage of hosts in the cluster that are experiencing connectivity issues is greater than or equal to the defined threshold.

The threshold can be specified by fence_connectivity_threshold.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

fence_skip_if_gluster_bricks_up

boolean

A flag indicating if fencing should be skipped if Gluster bricks are up and running in the host being fenced.

This flag is optional, and the default value is false.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

fence_skip_if_gluster_quorum_not_met

boolean

A flag indicating if fencing should be skipped if Gluster bricks are up and running and Gluster quorum will not be met without those bricks.

This flag is optional, and the default value is false.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

fence_skip_if_sd_active

boolean

If True any hosts in the cluster that are Non Responsive and still connected to storage will not be fenced.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

fetch_nested

boolean

If True the module will fetch additional data from the API.

It will fetch IDs of the VMs disks, snapshots, etc. User can configure to fetch other attributes of the nested entities by specifying nested_attributes.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

firewall_type

string

The type of firewall to be used on hosts in this cluster.

Up to version 4.1, it was always iptables. Since version 4.2, you can choose between iptables and firewalld. For clusters with a compatibility version of 4.2 and higher, the default firewall type is firewalld.

Choices:

  • firewalld

  • iptables

gluster

boolean

If True, hosts in this cluster will be used as Gluster Storage server nodes, and not for running virtual machines.

By default the cluster is created for virtual machine hosts.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

gluster_tuned_profile

string

The name of the https://fedorahosted.org/tuned to set on all the hosts in the cluster. This is not mandatory and relevant only for clusters with Gluster service.

Could be for example virtual-host, rhgs-sequential-io, rhgs-random-io

ha_reservation

boolean

If True enables the oVirt/RHV to monitor cluster capacity for highly available virtual machines.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

host_reason

boolean

If True enables an optional reason field when a host is placed into maintenance mode from the Manager, allowing the administrator to provide an explanation for the maintenance.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

id

string

ID of the cluster to manage.

ksm

boolean

I True MoM enables to run Kernel Same-page Merging KSM when necessary and when it can yield a memory saving benefit that outweighs its CPU cost.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

ksm_numa

boolean

If True enables KSM ksm for best performance inside NUMA nodes.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mac_pool

string

MAC pool to be used by this cluster.

Note:

This is supported since oVirt version 4.1.

memory_policy

aliases: performance_preset

string

disabled - Disables memory page sharing.

server - Sets the memory page sharing threshold to 150% of the system memory on each host.

desktop - Sets the memory page sharing threshold to 200% of the system memory on each host.

Choices:

  • disabled

  • server

  • desktop

migration_auto_converge

string

If True auto-convergence is used during live migration of virtual machines.

Used only when migration_policy is set to legacy.

Following options are supported:

true - Override the global setting to true.

false - Override the global setting to false.

inherit - Use value which is set globally.

Choices:

  • true

  • false

  • inherit

migration_bandwidth

string

The bandwidth settings define the maximum bandwidth of both outgoing and incoming migrations per host.

Following bandwidth options are supported:

auto - Bandwidth is copied from the rate limit [Mbps] setting in the data center host network QoS.

hypervisor_default - Bandwidth is controlled by local VDSM setting on sending host.

custom - Defined by user (in Mbps).

Choices:

  • auto

  • hypervisor_default

  • custom

migration_bandwidth_limit

integer

Set the custom migration bandwidth limit.

This parameter is used only when migration_bandwidth is custom.

migration_compressed

string

If True compression is used during live migration of the virtual machine.

Used only when migration_policy is set to legacy.

Following options are supported:

true - Override the global setting to true.

false - Override the global setting to false.

inherit - Use value which is set globally.

Choices:

  • true

  • false

  • inherit

migration_encrypted

string

If True encryption is used during live migration of the virtual machine.

Following options are supported:

true - Override the global setting to true.

false - Override the global setting to false.

inherit - Use value which is set globally.

Choices:

  • true

  • false

  • inherit

migration_policy

string

A migration policy defines the conditions for live migrating virtual machines in the event of host failure.

Following policies are supported:

legacy - Legacy behavior of 3.6 version.

minimal_downtime - Virtual machines should not experience any significant downtime.

suspend_workload - Virtual machines may experience a more significant downtime.

post_copy - Virtual machines should not experience any significant downtime. If the VM migration is not converging for a long time, the migration will be switched to post-copy. Added in version 2.4.

Choices:

  • legacy

  • minimal_downtime

  • suspend_workload

  • post_copy

name

string / required

Name of the cluster to manage.

nested_attributes

list / elements=string

Specifies list of the attributes which should be fetched from the API.

This parameter apply only when fetch_nested is true.

network

string

Management network of cluster to access cluster hosts.

poll_interval

integer

Number of the seconds the module waits until another poll request on entity status is sent.

Default: 3

resilience_policy

string

The resilience policy defines how the virtual machines are prioritized in the migration.

Following values are supported:

do_not_migrate - Prevents virtual machines from being migrated.

migrate - Migrates all virtual machines in order of their defined priority.

migrate_highly_available - Migrates only highly available virtual machines to prevent overloading other hosts.

Choices:

  • do_not_migrate

  • migrate

  • migrate_highly_available

rng_sources

list / elements=string

List that specify the random number generator devices that all hosts in the cluster will use.

Supported generators are: hwrng and random.

scheduling_policy

string

Name of the scheduling policy to be used for cluster.

scheduling_policy_properties

list / elements=dictionary

Custom scheduling policy properties of the cluster.

These optional properties override the properties of the scheduling policy specified by the scheduling_policy parameter.

name

string

Name of the scheduling policy property.

value

string

Value of scheduling policy property.

serial_policy

string

Specify a serial number policy for the virtual machines in the cluster.

Following options are supported:

vm - Sets the virtual machine’s UUID as its serial number.

host - Sets the host’s UUID as the virtual machine’s serial number.

custom - Allows you to specify a custom serial number in serial_policy_value.

Choices:

  • vm

  • host

  • custom

serial_policy_value

string

Allows you to specify a custom serial number.

This parameter is used only when serial_policy is custom.

spice_proxy

string

The proxy by which the SPICE client will connect to virtual machines.

The address must be in the following format: protocol://[host]:[port]

state

string

Should the cluster be present or absent.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

switch_type

string

Type of switch to be used by all networks in given cluster. Either legacy which is using linux bridge or ovs using Open vSwitch.

Choices:

  • legacy

  • ovs

threads_as_cores

boolean

If True the exposed host threads would be treated as cores which can be utilized by virtual machines.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

timeout

integer

The amount of time in seconds the module should wait for the instance to get into desired state.

Default: 180

trusted_service

boolean

If True enables integration with an OpenAttestation server.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

virt

boolean

If True, hosts in this cluster will be used to run virtual machines.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

vm_reason

boolean

If True enables an optional reason field when a virtual machine is shut down from the Manager, allowing the administrator to provide an explanation for the maintenance.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

wait

boolean

yes if the module should wait for the entity to get into desired state.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • In order to use this module you have to install oVirt Python SDK. To ensure it’s installed with correct version you can create the following task: pip: name=ovirt-engine-sdk-python version=4.4.0

Examples

# Examples don't contain auth parameter for simplicity,
# look at ovirt_auth module to see how to reuse authentication:

# Create cluster
- ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster:
    data_center: mydatacenter
    name: mycluster
    cpu_type: Intel SandyBridge Family
    description: mycluster
    compatibility_version: 4.0

# Create virt service cluster:
- ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster:
    data_center: mydatacenter
    name: mycluster
    cpu_type: Intel Nehalem Family
    description: mycluster
    switch_type: legacy
    compatibility_version: 4.0
    ballooning: true
    gluster: false
    threads_as_cores: true
    ha_reservation: true
    trusted_service: false
    host_reason: false
    vm_reason: true
    ksm_numa: true
    memory_policy: server
    rng_sources:
      - hwrng
      - random

# Create cluster with default network provider
- ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster:
    name: mycluster
    data_center: Default
    cpu_type: Intel SandyBridge Family
    external_network_providers:
      - name: ovirt-provider-ovn

# Remove cluster
- ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster:
    state: absent
    name: mycluster

# Change cluster Name
- ovirt.ovirt.ovirt_cluster:
    id: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    name: "new_cluster_name"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

cluster

dictionary

Dictionary of all the cluster attributes. Cluster attributes can be found on your oVirt/RHV instance at following url: http://ovirt.github.io/ovirt-engine-api-model/master/#types/cluster.

Returned: On success if cluster is found.

id

string

ID of the cluster which is managed

Returned: On success if cluster is found.

Sample: “7de90f31-222c-436c-a1ca-7e655bd5b60c”

Authors

  • Ondra Machacek (@machacekondra)

  • Martin Necas (@mnecas)