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vmware_dvswitch - Create or remove a distributed vSwitch

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Create or remove a distributed vSwitch

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 that will contain the dvSwitch
discovery_operation
    Choices:
  • both
  • none
  • advertise
  • listen
Select the discovery operation
discovery_proto
required
    Choices:
  • cdp
  • lldp
Link discovery protocol between Cisco and Link Layer discovery
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.
mtu
required
The switch maximum transmission unit
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
Create or remove dvSwitch
switch_name
required
The name of the switch to create or remove
switch_version
(added in 2.5)
The version of the switch to create. Can be 6.5.0, 6.0.0, 5.5.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0 with a vcenter running vSphere 6.5
Needed if you have a vcenter version > ESXi version to join DVS. If not specified version=version of vcenter
uplink_quantity
required
Quantity of uplink per ESXi host added to the switch
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 6.5

Examples

- name: Create dvswitch
  vmware_dvswitch:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: datacenter
    switch_name: dvSwitch
    switch_version: 6.0.0
    mtu: 9000
    uplink_quantity: 2
    discovery_proto: lldp
    discovery_operation: both
    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)

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