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vmware_datastore_maintenancemode - Place a datastore into maintenance mode

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage maintenance mode of a datastore.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
Name of the cluster where datastore is connected to.
If multiple datastores are connected to the given cluster, then all datastores will be managed by state.
If datastore or datastore_cluster are not set, this parameter is required.
datastore
Name of datastore to manage.
If datastore_cluster or cluster_name are not set, this parameter is required.
datastore_cluster
Name of the datastore cluster from all child datastores to be managed.
If datastore or cluster_name are not set, this parameter is required.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If set to present, then enter datastore into maintenance mode.
If set to present and datastore is already in maintenance mode, then no action will be taken.
If set to absent and datastore is in maintenance mode, then exit maintenance mode.
If set to absent and datastore is not in maintenance mode, then no action will be taken.
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 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Enter datastore into Maintenance Mode
  vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore: '{{ datastore_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter all datastores under cluster into Maintenance Mode
  vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter all datastores under datastore cluster into Maintenance Mode
  vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore_cluster: '{{ datastore_cluster_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Exit datastore into Maintenance Mode
  vmware_datastore_maintenancemode:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datastore: '{{ datastore_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
results
dict
always
Action taken for datastore



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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