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vmware_about_facts - Provides information about VMware server to which user is connecting to

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather information about VMware server to which user is trying to connect.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • 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.
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.
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

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Provide information about vCenter
  vmware_about_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vcenter_about_info

- name: Provide information about a standalone ESXi server
  vmware_about_facts:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: esxi_about_info

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
about_facts
string
success
dict about VMware server

Sample:
{'instance_uuid': 'dbed6e0c-bd88-4ef6-b594-21283e1c677f', 'vendor': 'VMware, Inc.', 'locale_version': 'INTL', 'license_product_name': 'VMware VirtualCenter Server', 'locale_build': '000', 'product_line_id': 'vpx', 'api_version': '6.5', 'version': '6.5.0', 'build': '5973321', 'license_product_version': '6.0', 'os_type': 'darwin-amd64', 'product_name': 'VMware vCenter Server (govmomi simulator)', 'product_full_name': 'VMware vCenter Server 6.5.0 build-5973321', 'api_type': 'VirtualCenter'}


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

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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