vmware_host_active_directory – Joins an ESXi host system to an Active Directory domain or leaves it

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to join or leave an ESXi host to or from an Active Directory domain.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ad_domain
string
AD Domain to join.

aliases: domain, domain_name
ad_password
string
Password for AD domain join.
ad_state
string
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent ←
Whether the ESXi host is joined to an AD domain or not.

aliases: state
ad_user
string
Username for AD domain join.
cluster_name
string
Name of the cluster from which all host systems will be used.
This parameter is required if esxi_hostname is not specified.
esxi_hostname
string
Name of the host system to work with.
This parameter is required if cluster_name is not specified.
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.
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 6.5

Examples

- name: Join an AD domain
  vmware_host_active_directory:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    ad_domain: example.local
    ad_user: adjoin
    ad_password: Password123$
    ad_state: present
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Leave AD domain
  vmware_host_active_directory:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    ad_state: absent
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dictionary
always
metadata about host system's AD domain join state

Sample:
{'esxi01': {'changed': True, 'domain': 'example.local', 'membership_state': 'ok', 'msg': 'Host joined to AD domain', 'ad_state': 'present', 'ad_state_current': 'present', 'ad_state_previous': 'absent'}}


Status

Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)

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