vcenter_extension_facts – Gather facts vCenter extensions

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about vCenter extension.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hostname
string
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
password
string
The password of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
added in 2.5
Default:
443
The port number of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
username
string
The username of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather facts about vCenter Extensions
  vcenter_extension_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
  register: ext_facts
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
extension_facts
list
success
List of extensions

Sample:
[{'extension_company': 'VMware, Inc.', 'extension_key': 'com.vmware.vim.ls', 'extension_label': 'License Services', 'extension_last_heartbeat_time': '2018-09-03T09:36:18.003768+00:00', 'extension_subject_name': '', 'extension_summary': 'Provides various license services', 'extension_type': '', 'extension_version': '5.0'}, {'extension_company': 'VMware Inc.', 'extension_key': 'com.vmware.vim.sms', 'extension_label': 'VMware vCenter Storage Monitoring Service', 'extension_last_heartbeat_time': '2018-09-03T09:36:18.005730+00:00', 'extension_subject_name': '', 'extension_summary': 'Storage Monitoring and Reporting', 'extension_type': '', 'extension_version': '5.5'}]


Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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