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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
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
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
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.
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

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

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

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