vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_hardware_parallel module – Adds a virtual parallel port to the virtual machine.

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_hardware_parallel.

New in version 0.1.0: of vmware.vmware_rest

Synopsis

  • Adds a virtual parallel port to the virtual machine.

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

allow_guest_control

boolean

Flag indicating whether the guest can connect and disconnect the device.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

backing

dictionary

Physical resource backing for the virtual parallel port. Required with state=[‘present’]

Valid attributes are:

  • type (str): The backing_type defines the valid backing types for a virtual parallel port. ([‘present’])

    This key is required with [‘present’].

    • Accepted values:

      • FILE

      • HOST_DEVICE

  • file (str): Path of the file that should be used as the virtual parallel port backing. ([‘present’])

  • host_device (str): Name of the device that should be used as the virtual parallel port backing. ([‘present’])

label

string

The name of the item

port

string

Virtual parallel port identifier. Required with state=[‘absent’, ‘connect’, ‘disconnect’, ‘present’]

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.

start_connected

boolean

Flag indicating whether the virtual device should be connected whenever the virtual machine is powered on.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

Choices:

  • absent

  • connect

  • disconnect

  • present ← (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)

vm

string / required

Virtual machine identifier. This parameter is mandatory.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 7.0.2

Examples

- name: Look up the VM called test_vm1 in the inventory
  register: search_result
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_info:
    filter_names:
    - test_vm1

- name: Collect information about a specific VM
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_info:
    vm: '{{ search_result.value[0].vm }}'
  register: test_vm1_info

- name: Turn on guest control on the parallel port
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_hardware_parallel:
    vm: '{{ test_vm1_info.id }}'
    allow_guest_control: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

id

string

moid of the resource

Returned: On success

Sample: “10000”

value

dictionary

Turn on guest control on the parallel port

Returned: On success

Sample: {“allow_guest_control”: 1, “backing”: {“auto_detect”: 1, “host_device”: “”, “type”: “HOST_DEVICE”}, “label”: “Parallel port 1”, “start_connected”: 0, “state”: “NOT_CONNECTED”}

Authors

  • Ansible Cloud Team (@ansible-collections)