vmware_drs_group_facts – Gathers facts about DRS VM/Host groups on the given cluster

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about DRS VM/HOST groups from the given cluster.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
-
Cluster to search for VM/Host groups.
If set, facts of DRS groups belonging this cluster will be returned.
Not needed if datacenter is set.
datacenter
- / required
Datacenter to search for DRS VM/Host groups.

aliases: datacenter_name
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 Ansible 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 Ansible 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 Ansible 2.6.
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 Ansible 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 Ansible 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 and 6.7

Examples

---
- name: "Gather DRS facts about given Cluster"
  register: cluster_drs_group_facts
  vmware_drs_group_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: "Gather DRS group facts about all clusters in given datacenter"
  register: cluster_drs_group_facts
  vmware_drs_group_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
drs_group_facts
dictionary
always
Metadata about DRS group from given cluster / datacenter

Sample:
{'drs_group_facts': {'DC0_C0': [{'group_name': 'GROUP_HOST_S01', 'hosts': ['vm-01.zone', 'vm-02.zone'], 'type': 'host'}, {'group_name': 'GROUP_HOST_S02', 'hosts': ['vm-03.zone', 'vm-04.zone'], 'type': 'host'}, {'group_name': 'GROUP_VM_S01', 'type': 'vm', 'vms': ['test-node01']}, {'group_name': 'GROUP_VM_S02', 'type': 'vm', 'vms': ['test-node02']}], 'DC0_C1': []}}


Status

Authors

  • Karsten Kaj Jakobsen (@karstenjakobsen)

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