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vmware_dvs_host – Add or remove a host from distributed virtual switch

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Manage a host system from distributed virtual switch.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
esxi_hostname
- / required
The ESXi hostname.
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.
state
- / required
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If the host should be present or absent attached to the vSwitch.
switch_name
- / required
The name of the Distributed vSwitch.
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.
vmnics
- / required
The ESXi hosts vmnics to use with the Distributed vSwitch.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5

Examples

- name: Add Host to dVS
  vmware_dvs_host:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    switch_name: dvSwitch
    vmnics:
        - vmnic0
        - vmnic1
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)
  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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