vmware.vmware_rest.appliance_networking_interfaces_ipv6 module – Set IPv6 network configuration for specific interface.

Note

This module is part of the vmware.vmware_rest collection (version 2.1.5).

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 vmware.vmware_rest.

To use it in a playbook, specify: vmware.vmware_rest.appliance_networking_interfaces_ipv6.

New in version 2.0.0: of vmware.vmware_rest

Synopsis

  • Set IPv6 network configuration for specific interface.

Requirements

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

  • vSphere 7.0.2 or greater

  • python >= 3.6

  • aiohttp

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

addresses

list / elements=dictionary / required

The list of addresses to be statically assigned. This parameter is mandatory.

Valid attributes are:

  • address (str): The IPv6 address, for example, fc00:10:20:83:20c:29ff:fe94:bb5a. ([‘set’])

    This key is required with [‘set’].

  • prefix (int): The IPv6 CIDR prefix, for example, 64. ([‘set’])

    This key is required with [‘set’].

autoconf

boolean / required

An address will be assigned by Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC). This parameter is mandatory.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

default_gateway

string / required

The default gateway for static IP address assignment. This configures the global IPv6 default gateway on the appliance with the specified gateway address and interface. This gateway replaces the existing default gateway configured on the appliance. However, if the gateway address is link-local, then it is added for that interface. This does not support configuration of multiple global default gateways through different interfaces. This parameter is mandatory.

dhcp

boolean / required

An address will be assigned by a DHCP server. This parameter is mandatory.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

interface_name

string / required

Network interface to update, for example, “nic0”. This parameter is mandatory.

session_timeout

float

added in 2.1.0 of vmware.vmware_rest

Timeout settings for client session.

The maximal number of seconds for the whole operation including connection establishment, request sending and response.

The default value is 300s.

state

string

Choices:

  • set ← (default)

vcenter_hostname

string / required

The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.

vcenter_password

string / required

The vSphere vCenter password

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.

vcenter_rest_log_file

string

You can use this optional parameter to set the location of a log file.

This file will be used to record the HTTP REST interaction.

The file will be stored on the host that run the module.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of

environment variable VMWARE_REST_LOG_FILE will be used instead.

vcenter_username

string / required

The vSphere vCenter username

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.

vcenter_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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 7.0.2

Examples

- name: Set the IPv6 network information of nic99 (which does not exist)
  vmware.vmware_rest.appliance_networking_interfaces_ipv6:
    interface_name: nic99
    mode: DHCP
  failed_when:
  - not(result.failed)
  - result.value.messages[0].default_message msg == "The interface is unknown."
  register: result

Return Values

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

Key

Description

failed_when_result

integer

Set the IPv6 network information of nic99 (which does not exist)

Returned: On success

Sample: 0

msg

string

Set the IPv6 network information of nic99 (which does not exist)

Returned: On success

Sample: “missing required arguments: addresses, autoconf, default_gateway, dhcp”

Authors

  • Ansible Cloud Team (@ansible-collections)