vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_guest_filesystem_directories module – Creates a directory in the guest operating system

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.vcenter_vm_guest_filesystem_directories.

New in version 2.0.0: of vmware.vmware_rest

Synopsis

  • Creates a directory in the guest operating system. <p>

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

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create_parents

boolean

Whether any parent directories should be created. If any failure occurs, some parent directories could be left behind.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

credentials

dictionary / required

The guest authentication data. This parameter is mandatory.

Valid attributes are:

  • interactive_session (bool): If {@term set}, theoperation will interact with the logged-in desktop session in the guest. This requires that the logged-on user matches the user specified by the {@link Credentials}. This is currently only supported for {@link Type#USERNAME_PASSWORD}. ([‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’])

    This key is required with [‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’].

  • type (str): Types of guest credentials ([‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’])

    This key is required with [‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’].

    • Accepted values:

      • SAML_BEARER_TOKEN

      • USERNAME_PASSWORD

  • user_name (str): For {@link Type#SAML_BEARER_TOKEN}, this is the guest user to be associated with the credentials. For {@link Type#USERNAME_PASSWORD} this is the guest username. ([‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’])

  • password (str): password ([‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’])

  • saml_token (str): SAML Bearer Token ([‘absent’, ‘create_temporary’, ‘move’, ‘present’])

new_path

string

The complete path to where the directory is moved or its new name. It cannot be a path to an existing directory or an existing file. Required with state=[‘move’]

parent_path

string

The complete path to the directory in which to create the new directory.

path

string

The complete path to the directory to be created. Required with state=[‘absent’, ‘move’, ‘present’]

prefix

string

The prefix to be given to the new temporary directory. Required with state=[‘create_temporary’]

recursive

boolean

If true, all files and subdirectories are also deleted. If false, the directory must be empty for the operation to succeed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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:

  • absent

  • create_temporary

  • move

  • present ← (default)

suffix

string

The suffix to be given to the new temporary directory. Required with state=[‘create_temporary’]

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)

vm

string / required

Virtual Machine to perform the operation on. This parameter is mandatory.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 7.0.2

Examples

- name: Create a VM
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm:
    placement:
      cluster: "{{ lookup('vmware.vmware_rest.cluster_moid', '/my_dc/host/my_cluster')\
        \ }}"
      datastore: "{{ lookup('vmware.vmware_rest.datastore_moid', '/my_dc/datastore/local')\
        \ }}"
      folder: "{{ lookup('vmware.vmware_rest.folder_moid', '/my_dc/vm') }}"
      resource_pool: "{{ lookup('vmware.vmware_rest.resource_pool_moid', '/my_dc/host/my_cluster/Resources')\
        \ }}"
    name: test_vm1
    guest_OS: RHEL_7_64
    hardware_version: VMX_11
    memory:
      hot_add_enabled: true
      size_MiB: 1024
    disks:
    - type: SATA
      backing:
        type: VMDK_FILE
        vmdk_file: '[local] test_vm1/{{ disk_name }}.vmdk'
    - type: SATA
      new_vmdk:
        name: second_disk
        capacity: 32000000000
    cdroms:
    - type: SATA
      sata:
        bus: 0
        unit: 2
    nics:
    - backing:
        type: STANDARD_PORTGROUP
        network: "{{ lookup('vmware.vmware_rest.network_moid', '/my_dc/network/VM\
          \ Network') }}"

  register: my_vm

- name: Create a directory in /tmp
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_guest_filesystem_directories:
    vm: '{{ my_vm.id }}'
    path: /tmp/my/path
    create_parents: true
    credentials:
      interactive_session: false
      type: USERNAME_PASSWORD
      user_name: root
      password: root

Authors

  • Ansible Cloud Team (@ansible-collections)