vcenter_license – Manage VMware vCenter license keys

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Add and delete vCenter, ESXi server license keys.

Requirements

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

  • pyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
esxi_hostname
-
added in 2.8
The hostname of the ESXi server to which the specified license will be assigned.
This parameter is optional.
hostname
string
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in Ansible 2.6.
labels
-
Default:
{"source": "ansible"}
The optional labels of the license key to manage in vSphere vCenter.
This is dictionary with key/value pair.
license
- / required
The license key to manage in vSphere vCenter.
password
string
The password of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
added in 2.5
Default:
443
The port number of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.
Environment variable supported added in Ansible 2.6.
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether to add (present) or remove (absent) the license key.
username
string
The username of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.
Environment variable supported 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 supported added in Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • This module will also auto-assign the current vCenter to the license key if the product matches the license key, and vCenter us currently assigned an evaluation license only.
  • The evaluation license (00000-00000-00000-00000-00000) is not listed when unused.
  • If esxi_hostname is specified, then will assign the license key to the ESXi host.

Examples

- name: Add a new vCenter license
  vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-cc341
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove an (unused) vCenter license
  vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-cc341
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add ESXi license and assign to the ESXi host
  vcenter_license:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    license: f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-dd502
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
licenses
list
always
list of license keys after module executed

Sample:
['f600d-21ae3-5592b-249e0-cc341', '143cc-0e942-b2955-3ea12-d006f']


Status

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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