vmware_host_datastore – Manage a datastore on ESXi host

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to mount/umount datastore on ESXi host.
  • This module only supports NFS (NFS v3 or NFS v4.1) and VMFS datastores.
  • For VMFS datastore, available device must already be connected on ESXi host.
  • All parameters and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter_name
-
Name of the datacenter to add the datastore.
The datacenter isn't used by the API to create a datastore.
Will be removed in 2.11.
datastore_name
- / required
Name of the datastore to add/remove.
datastore_type
- / required
    Choices:
  • nfs
  • nfs41
  • vmfs
Type of the datastore to configure (nfs/nfs41/vmfs).
esxi_hostname
- / required
ESXi hostname to manage the datastore.
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.
nfs_path
-
Resource path on NFS host.
Required if datastore type is set to nfs/nfs41 and state is set to present, else unused.
nfs_ro
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ReadOnly or ReadWrite mount.
Unused if datastore type is not set to nfs/nfs41 and state is not set to present.
nfs_server
-
NFS host serving nfs datastore.
Required if datastore type is set to nfs/nfs41 and state is set to present, else unused.
Two or more servers can be defined if datastore type is set to nfs41
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
present: Mount datastore on host if datastore is absent else do nothing.
absent: Umount datastore if datastore is present else do nothing.
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.
vmfs_device_name
-
Name of the device to be used as VMFS datastore.
Required for VMFS datastore type and state is set to present, else unused.
vmfs_version
-
VMFS version to use for datastore creation.
Unused if datastore type is not set to vmfs and state is not set to present.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.0 and 6.5
  • NFS v4.1 tested on vSphere 6.5
  • Kerberos authentication with NFS v4.1 isn’t implemented

Examples

- name: Mount VMFS datastores to ESXi
  vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: '{{ item.name }}'
      datastore_type: '{{ item.type }}'
      vmfs_device_name: 'naa.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
      vmfs_version: 6
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Mount NFS datastores to ESXi
  vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: '{{ item.name }}'
      datastore_type: '{{ item.type }}'
      nfs_server: '{{ item.server }}'
      nfs_path: '{{ item.path }}'
      nfs_ro: no
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop:
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol01', 'server': 'nas01', 'path': '/mnt/vol01', 'type': 'nfs'}
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol02', 'server': 'nas01', 'path': '/mnt/vol02', 'type': 'nfs'}

- name: Mount NFS v4.1 datastores to ESXi
  vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: '{{ item.name }}'
      datastore_type: '{{ item.type }}'
      nfs_server: '{{ item.server }}'
      nfs_path: '{{ item.path }}'
      nfs_ro: no
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop:
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol03', 'server': 'nas01,nas02', 'path': '/mnt/vol01', 'type': 'nfs41'}
      - { 'name': 'NasDS_vol04', 'server': 'nas01,nas02', 'path': '/mnt/vol02', 'type': 'nfs41'}

- name: Remove/Umount Datastores from ESXi
  vmware_host_datastore:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      datastore_name: NasDS_vol01
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

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