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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
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 VM to work with.
This is required if uuid parameter 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 manage if known, this is VMware's BIOS UUID.
This is required if name parameter 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: Find Guest's Folder using name
  vmware_guest_find:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    name: testvm
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vm_folder

- name: Find Guest's Folder using UUID
  vmware_guest_find:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    uuid: 38c4c89c-b3d7-4ae6-ae4e-43c5118eae49
  delegate_to: localhost
  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.

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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