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vmware_datastore_cluster – Manage VMware vSphere datastore clusters

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add and delete datastore cluster in given VMware environment.
  • All parameters and VMware object values are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter_name
- / required
The name of the datacenter.
datastore_cluster_name
- / required
The name of the datastore cluster.
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 version 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 version 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 version 2.6.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If the datastore cluster should be present or absent.
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 version 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 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 6.0, 6.5

Examples

- name: Create datastore cluster
  vmware_datastore_cluster:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    datastore_cluster_name: '{{ datastore_cluster_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost


- name: Delete datastore cluster
  vmware_datastore_cluster:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    datastore_cluster_name: '{{ datastore_cluster_name }}'
    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
result
string
always
information about datastore cluster operation

Sample:
Datastore cluster 'DSC2' created successfully.


Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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