vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_power module – Operate a boot, hard shutdown, hard reset or hard suspend on a guest.

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_power.

New in version 0.1.0: of vmware.vmware_rest

Synopsis

  • Ask the vCenter to boot, force shutdown or force reset a guest. If you want to do a soft shutdown or a soft reset, you can use vmware.vmware_rest.vmware_vm_guest_power instead.

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

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 / required

Choices:

  • reset

  • start

  • stop

  • suspend

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

See Also

See also

vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_guest_power

Issues a request to the guest operating system asking it to perform a soft shutdown, standby (suspend) or soft reboot

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 the power of the VM on
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_power:
    state: start
    vm: '{{ test_vm1_info.id }}'

- name: Collect the list of the existing VM
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_info:
  register: existing_vms
  until: existing_vms is not failed

- name: Turn off the VM
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_power:
    state: stop
    vm: '{{ item.vm }}'
  with_items: '{{ existing_vms.value }}'
  ignore_errors: yes

- 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: Turn on the power of the VM
  vmware.vmware_rest.vcenter_vm_power:
    state: start
    vm: '{{ my_vm.id }}'

- 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
    nics:
    - backing:
        type: STANDARD_PORTGROUP
        network: "{{ lookup('vmware.vmware_rest.network_moid', '/my_dc/network/VM\
          \ Network') }}"

  register: my_vm

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

Turn off the VM

Returned: On success

Sample: “All items completed”

results

list / elements=string

Turn off the VM

Returned: On success

Sample: [{”_ansible_item_label”: {“cpu_count”: 1, “memory_size_MiB”: 128, “name”: “vCLS-64491da9-1543-4a2f-9555-af08b9aac1f9”, “power_state”: “POWERED_OFF”, “vm”: “vm-1024”}, “_ansible_no_log”: 0, “ansible_loop_var”: “item”, “changed”: 0, “failed”: 0, “invocation”: {“module_args”: {“session_timeout”: null, “state”: “stop”, “vcenter_hostname”: “vcenter.test”, “vcenter_password”: “VALUE_SPECIFIED_IN_NO_LOG_PARAMETER”, “vcenter_rest_log_file”: null, “vcenter_username”: “administrator@vsphere.local”, “vcenter_validate_certs”: 0, “vm”: “vm-1024”}}, “item”: {“cpu_count”: 1, “memory_size_MiB”: 128, “name”: “vCLS-64491da9-1543-4a2f-9555-af08b9aac1f9”, “power_state”: “POWERED_OFF”, “vm”: “vm-1024”}, “value”: {“error_type”: “ALREADY_IN_DESIRED_STATE”, “messages”: [{“args”: [], “default_message”: “Virtual machine is already powered off.”, “id”: “com.vmware.api.vcenter.vm.power.already_powered_off”}, {“args”: [], “default_message”: “The attempted operation cannot be performed in the current state (Powered off).”, “id”: “vmsg.InvalidPowerState.summary”}]}}, {”_ansible_item_label”: {“cpu_count”: 1, “memory_size_MiB”: 1080, “name”: “test_vm1”, “power_state”: “POWERED_ON”, “vm”: “vm-1025”}, “_ansible_no_log”: 0, “ansible_loop_var”: “item”, “changed”: 0, “failed”: 0, “invocation”: {“module_args”: {“session_timeout”: null, “state”: “stop”, “vcenter_hostname”: “vcenter.test”, “vcenter_password”: “VALUE_SPECIFIED_IN_NO_LOG_PARAMETER”, “vcenter_rest_log_file”: null, “vcenter_username”: “administrator@vsphere.local”, “vcenter_validate_certs”: 0, “vm”: “vm-1025”}}, “item”: {“cpu_count”: 1, “memory_size_MiB”: 1080, “name”: “test_vm1”, “power_state”: “POWERED_ON”, “vm”: “vm-1025”}, “value”: {}}]

Authors

  • Ansible Cloud Team (@ansible-collections)