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vcenter_license - Manage VMware vCenter license keys

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Add and delete vCenter license keys.

Requirements

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

  • pyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hostname
str
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 supported added in version 2.6.
labels Default:
{u'source': u'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
str
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 supported added in version 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
int

(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 supported added in version 2.6.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether to add (present) or remove (absent) the license key.
username
str
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 supported added in version 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
bool
    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 version 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.

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

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

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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