vmware_guest_customization_facts – Gather facts about VM customization specifications

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about customization specifications.
  • All parameters and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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 Ansible 2.6.
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 Ansible 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 Ansible 2.6.
spec_name
-
Name of customization specification to find.
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 Ansible 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
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 Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather facts about all customization specification
  vmware_guest_customization_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_custom_spec_facts

- name: Gather facts about customization specification with the given name
  vmware_guest_customization_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    spec_name: custom_linux_spec
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: custom_spec_facts

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
custom_spec_facts
dictionary
always
metadata about the customization specification

Sample:
{'assignip-eee0d684-44b7-457c-8c55-2585590b0d99': {'change_version': '1523438001', 'description': 'sample description', 'dns_server_list': [], 'dns_suffix_list': [], 'domain': 'None', 'hostname': 'sample1', 'hw_clock_utc': None, 'last_updated_time': '2018-04-11T09:13:21+00:00', 'name': 'sample', 'nic_setting_map': [{'dns_domain': None, 'gateway': [], 'ip_address': '192.168.10.10', 'net_bios': None, 'nic_dns_server_list': [], 'primary_wins': None, 'secondry_wins': None, 'subnet_mask': '255.255.255.0'}], 'time_zone': None, 'type': 'Linux'}}


Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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