vmware_guest_vnc – Manages VNC remote display on virtual machines in vCenter

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to enable and disable VNC remote display on virtual machine.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter
-
Default:
"ha-datacenter"
Destination datacenter for the deploy operation.
This parameter is case sensitive.
folder
-
Destination folder, absolute or relative path to find an existing guest.
The folder should include the datacenter. ESX's datacenter is ha-datacenter
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.
name
-
Name of the virtual machine to work with.
Virtual machine names in vCenter are not necessarily unique, which may be problematic, see name_match.
name_match
-
    Choices:
  • first ←
  • last
If multiple virtual machines matching the name, use the first or last found.
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Set the state of VNC on virtual machine.
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
uuid
-
UUID of the instance to manage if known, this is VMware's unique identifier.
This is required, if name is not supplied.
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.
vnc_ip
-
Default:
"0.0.0.0"
Sets an IP for VNC on virtual machine.
This is required only when state is set to present and will be ignored if state is absent.
vnc_password
-
Default:
""
Sets a password for VNC on virtual machine.
This is required only when state is set to present and will be ignored if state is absent.
vnc_port
-
Default:
0
The port that VNC listens on. Usually a number between 5900 and 7000 depending on your config.
This is required only when state is set to present and will be ignored if state is absent.

Examples

- name: Enable VNC remote display on the VM
  vmware_guest_vnc:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    folder: /mydatacenter/vm
    name: testvm1
    vnc_port: 5990
    vnc_password: vNc5ecr3t
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vnc_result

- name: Disable VNC remote display on the VM
  vmware_guest_vnc:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
    uuid: 32074771-7d6b-699a-66a8-2d9cf8236fff
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vnc_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
If anything changed on VM's extraConfig.

failed
boolean
always
If changes failed.

instance
dictionary
On success in both state
Dictionary describing the VM, including VNC info.



Status

Authors

  • Armin Ranjbar Daemi (@rmin)

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