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vmware_guest_find - Find the folder path(s) for a virtual machine by name or UUID

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Find the folder path(s) for a virtual machine by name or UUID

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter
Destination datacenter for the find operation.
Deprecated in 2.5, will be removed in 2.9 release.
hostname
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 VM to work with.
This is required if uuid parameter is not supplied.
password
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
(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
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: user, admin
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
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Default:
True
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 True, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Find Guest's Folder using name
  vmware_guest_find:
    hostname: 192.168.1.209
    username: [email protected]
    password: vmware
    validate_certs: no
    name: testvm
  register: vm_folder

- name: Find Guest's Folder using UUID
  vmware_guest_find:
    hostname: 192.168.1.209
    username: [email protected]
    password: vmware
    validate_certs: no
    uuid: 38c4c89c-b3d7-4ae6-ae4e-43c5118eae49
  register: vm_folder

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
folders
list
on success
List of folders for user specified virtual machine

Sample:
['/DC0/vm']


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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