ovirt_nic – Module to manage network interfaces of Virtual Machines in oVirt/RHV

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Module to manage network interfaces of Virtual Machines in oVirt/RHV.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7
  • ovirt-engine-sdk-python >= 4.3.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults 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.
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 `server.example.com`.
Default value is set by OVIRT_HOSTNAME environment variable.
Either url or hostname is required.
insecure
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
A boolean flag that indicates if the server TLS certificate and host name should be checked.
kerberos
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
A boolean flag indicating if Kerberos authentication should be used instead of the default basic authentication.
password
string / required
The password of the user.
Default value is set by OVIRT_PASSWORD environment variable.
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 `https://server.example.com/ovirt-engine/api`.
Default value is set by OVIRT_URL environment variable.
Either url or hostname is required.
username
string / required
The name of the user, something like [email protected].
Default value is set by OVIRT_USERNAME environment variable.
fetch_nested
boolean
added in 2.3
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
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.
id
-
added in 2.8
ID of the nic to manage.
interface
-
Type of the network interface. For example e1000, pci_passthrough, rtl8139, rtl8139_virtio, spapr_vlan or virtio.
It's required parameter when creating the new NIC.
mac_address
-
Custom MAC address of the network interface, by default it's obtained from MAC pool.
name
- / required
Name of the network interface to manage.
nested_attributes
list
added in 2.3
Specifies list of the attributes which should be fetched from the API.
This parameter apply only when fetch_nested is true.
network
-
Logical network to which the VM network interface should use, by default Empty network is used if network is not specified.
poll_interval
integer
Default:
3
Number of the seconds the module waits until another poll request on entity status is sent.
profile
-
Virtual network interface profile to be attached to VM network interface.
When not specified and network has only single profile it will be auto-selected, otherwise you must specify profile.
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • plugged
  • present ←
  • unplugged
Should the Virtual Machine NIC be present/absent/plugged/unplugged.
template
-
added in 2.4
Name of the template to manage.
You must provide either vm parameter or template parameter.
timeout
integer
Default:
180
The amount of time in seconds the module should wait for the instance to get into desired state.
vm
-
Name of the Virtual Machine to manage.
You must provide either vm parameter or template parameter.
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
yes if the module should wait for the entity to get into desired state.

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=4.3.0

Examples

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

- name: Add NIC to VM
  ovirt_nic:
    state: present
    vm: myvm
    name: mynic
    interface: e1000
    mac_address: 00:1a:4a:16:01:56
    profile: ovirtmgmt
    network: ovirtmgmt

- name: Plug NIC to VM
  ovirt_nic:
    state: plugged
    vm: myvm
    name: mynic

- name: Unplug NIC from VM
  ovirt_nic:
    state: unplugged
    vm: myvm
    name: mynic

- name: Add NIC to template
  ovirt_nic:
    auth: "{{ ovirt_auth }}"
    state: present
    template: my_template
    name: nic1
    interface: virtio
    profile: ovirtmgmt
    network: ovirtmgmt

- name: Remove NIC from VM
  ovirt_nic:
    state: absent
    vm: myvm
    name: mynic

# Change NIC Name
- ovirt_nic:
    id: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    name: "new_nic_name"
    vm: myvm

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
id
string
On success if network interface is found.
ID of the network interface which is managed

Sample:
7de90f31-222c-436c-a1ca-7e655bd5b60c
nic
dictionary
On success if network interface is found.
Dictionary of all the network interface attributes. Network interface attributes can be found on your oVirt/RHV instance at following url: http://ovirt.github.io/ovirt-engine-api-model/master/#types/nic.



Status

Authors

  • Ondra Machacek (@machacekondra)

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