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vmware_category_facts - Gather facts about VMware tag categories

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about VMware tag categories.
  • Tag feature is introduced in vSphere 6 version, so this module is not supported in earlier versions of vSphere.
  • All variables and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi
  • vSphere Automation SDK
  • vCloud Suite SDK

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hostname
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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
protocol
    Choices:
  • https ←
  • http
The connection to protocol.
username
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.

aliases: user, admin
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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather facts about tag categories
  vmware_category_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_tag_category_facts

- name: Gather category id from given tag category
  vmware_category_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: tag_category_results

- set_fact:
    category_id: "{{ item.category_id }}"
  with_items: "{{ tag_category_results.tag_category_facts|json_query(query) }}"
  vars:
    query: "[?category_name==`Category0001`]"
- debug: var=category_id

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
tag_category_facts
list
always
metadata of tag categories

Sample:
[{'category_cardinality': 'MULTIPLE', 'category_used_by': [], 'category_associable_types': [], 'category_description': 'awesome description', 'category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:e785088d-6981-4b1c-9fb8-1100c3e1f742:GLOBAL', 'category_name': 'Category0001'}, {'category_cardinality': 'SINGLE', 'category_used_by': [], 'category_associable_types': ['VirtualMachine'], 'category_description': 'another awesome description', 'category_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:ae5b7c6c-e622-4671-9b96-76e93adb70f2:GLOBAL', 'category_name': 'template_tag'}]


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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