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vmware_host_config_manager – Manage advanced system settings of an ESXi host

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage advanced system settings of an ESXi host when ESXi hostname or Cluster name is given.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
-
Name of the cluster.
Settings are applied to every ESXi host in given cluster.
If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.
esxi_hostname
-
ESXi hostname.
Settings are applied to this ESXi host.
If cluster_name is not given, this parameter is required.
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.
options
-
Default:
{}
A dictionary of advanced system settings.
Invalid options will cause module to error.
Note that the list of advanced options (with description and values) can be found by running `vim-cmd hostsvc/advopt/options`.
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: Manage Log level setting for all ESXi hosts in given Cluster
  vmware_host_config_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: cluster_name
    options:
        'Config.HostAgent.log.level': 'info'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Manage Log level setting for an ESXi host
  vmware_host_config_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    options:
        'Config.HostAgent.log.level': 'verbose'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Manage multiple settings for an ESXi host
  vmware_host_config_manager:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    options:
        'Config.HostAgent.log.level': 'verbose'
        'Annotations.WelcomeMessage': 'Hello World'
        'Config.HostAgent.plugins.solo.enableMob': false
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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