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vmware_guest_custom_attributes - Manage custom attributes from VMWare for the given virtual machine

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to add, remove and update custom attributes 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
attributes Default:
[]
A list of name and value of custom attributes that needs to be manage.
Value of custom attribute is not required and will be ignored, if state is set to absent.
datacenter
required
Datacenter name where the virtual machine is located in.
folder
Absolute path to find an existing guest.
This is required parameter, if name is supplied and multiple virtual machines with same name are found.
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.
name
required
Name of the virtual machine to work with.
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
The action to take.
If set to present, then custom attribute is added or updated.
If set to absent, then custom attribute is removed.
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
uuid
UUID of the virtual machine to manage if known. This is VMware's unique identifier.
This is required parameter, if name is not supplied.
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 virtual machine custom attributes
  vmware_guest_custom_attributes:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    uuid: 421e4592-c069-924d-ce20-7e7533fab926
    state: present
    attributes:
      - name: MyAttribute
        value: MyValue
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: attributes

- name: Add multiple virtual machine custom attributes
  vmware_guest_custom_attributes:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    uuid: 421e4592-c069-924d-ce20-7e7533fab926
    state: present
    attributes:
      - name: MyAttribute
        value: MyValue
      - name: MyAttribute2
        value: MyValue2
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: attributes

- name: Remove virtual machine Attribute
  vmware_guest_custom_attributes:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    uuid: 421e4592-c069-924d-ce20-7e7533fab926
    state: absent
    attributes:
      - name: MyAttribute
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: attributes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
custom_attributes
dict
always
metadata about the virtual machine attributes

Sample:
{'mycustom_2': 'my_custom_value_2', 'mycustom': 'my_custom_value', 'sample_3': 'sample_3_value', 'sample_2': 'sample_2_value', 'sample_1': 'sample_1_value'}


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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