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vmware_guest_disk_facts - Gather facts about disks of given virtual machine

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about disks belonging to given virtual machine.
  • 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
datacenter
required
The datacenter name to which virtual machine belongs to.
folder
Destination folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing guest.
This is required parameter, only if multiple VMs are found with same name.
The folder should include the datacenter. ESX's datacenter is ha-datacenter
Examples:
folder: /ha-datacenter/vm
folder: ha-datacenter/vm
folder: /datacenter1/vm
folder: datacenter1/vm
folder: /datacenter1/vm/folder1
folder: datacenter1/vm/folder1
folder: /folder1/datacenter1/vm
folder: folder1/datacenter1/vm
folder: /folder1/datacenter1/vm/folder2
folder: vm/folder2
folder: folder2
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
Name of the virtual machine.
This is required parameter, if parameter uuid is not supplied.
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.
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 instance to gather facts if known, this is VMware's unique identifier.
This is required parameter, if parameter 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 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Gather disk facts from virtual machine using UUID
  vmware_guest_disk_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: ha-datacenter
    validate_certs: no
    uuid: 421e4592-c069-924d-ce20-7e7533fab926
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: disk_facts

- name: Gather disk facts from virtual machine using name
  vmware_guest_disk_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    datacenter: ha-datacenter
    validate_certs: no
    name: VM_225
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: disk_facts

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
guest_disk_facts
dict
always
metadata about the virtual machine's disks

Sample:
{'0': {'backing_filename': '[datastore2] VM_225/VM_225.vmdk', 'capacity_in_kb': 10240, 'backing_disk_mode': 'persistent', 'backing_eagerlyscrub': False, 'backing_writethrough': False, 'label': 'Hard disk 1', 'backing_datastore': 'datastore2', 'key': 2000, 'capacity_in_bytes': 10485760, 'backing_thinprovisioned': False, 'controller_key': 1000, 'summary': '10,240 KB', 'unit_number': 0}}


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.

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