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vmware_guest_custom_attribute_defs - Manage custom attributes definitions for virtual machine from VMWare

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add and remove custom attributes definitions for the given virtual machine from VMWare.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
attribute_key
Name of the custom attribute definition.
This is required parameter, if state is set to present or absent.
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
Manage definition of custom attributes.
If set to present and definition not present, then custom attribute definition is created.
If set to present and definition is present, then no action taken.
If set to absent and definition is present, then custom attribute definition is removed.
If set to absent and definition is absent, then no action taken.
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: Add VMWare Attribute Definition
  vmware_guest_custom_attribute_defs:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    state: present
    attribute_key: custom_attr_def_1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: defs

- name: Remove VMWare Attribute Definition
  vmware_guest_custom_attribute_defs:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    state: absent
    attribute_key: custom_attr_def_1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: defs

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
custom_attribute_defs
list
always
list of all current attribute definitions

Sample:
['sample_5', 'sample_4']


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

  • Jimmy Conner
  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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