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vmware_guest_boot_manager – Manage boot options for the given virtual machine

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage boot options for the given virtual machine.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
boot_delay
-
Default:
0
Delay in milliseconds before starting the boot sequence.
boot_firmware
-
    Choices:
  • bios
  • efi
Choose which firmware should be used to boot the virtual machine.
boot_order
-
Default:
[]
List of the boot devices.
boot_retry_delay
-
Default:
0
Specify the time in milliseconds between virtual machine boot failure and subsequent attempt to boot again.
If set, will automatically set boot_retry_enabled to True as this parameter is required.
boot_retry_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to True, the virtual machine that fails to boot, will try to boot again after boot_retry_delay is expired.
If set to False, the virtual machine waits indefinitely for user intervention.
enter_bios_setup
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to True, the virtual machine automatically enters BIOS setup the next time it boots.
The virtual machine resets this flag, so that the machine boots proceeds normally.
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 version 2.6.
name
-
Name of the VM to work with.
This is required if uuid parameter is not supplied.
name_match
-
    Choices:
  • first ←
  • last
If multiple virtual machines matching the name, use the first or last found.
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 version 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 version 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 version 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
uuid
-
UUID of the instance to manage if known, this is VMware's BIOS UUID.
This is required if name parameter is not supplied.
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 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: Change virtual machine's boot order and related parameters
  vmware_guest_boot_manager:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    name: testvm
    boot_delay: 2000
    enter_bios_setup: True
    boot_retry_enabled: True
    boot_retry_delay: 22300
    boot_firmware: bios
    boot_order:
      - floppy
      - cdrom
      - ethernet
      - disk
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vm_boot_order

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
vm_boot_status
dictionary
always
metadata about boot order of virtual machine

Sample:
{'previous_boot_retry_enabled': True, 'current_boot_retry_enabled': True, 'current_boot_delay': 2000, 'previous_boot_delay': 10, 'current_enter_bios_setup': True, 'previous_enter_bios_setup': False, 'previous_boot_retry_delay': 10000, 'previous_boot_order': ['ethernet', 'cdrom', 'floppy', 'disk'], 'current_boot_order': ['floppy', 'disk', 'ethernet', 'cdrom'], 'previous_boot_firmware': 'bios', 'current_boot_retry_delay': 22300, 'current_boot_firmware': 'bios'}


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