vmware_host_facts – Gathers facts about remote ESXi hostsystem

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gathers facts like CPU, memory, datastore, network and system etc. about ESXi host system.
  • Please specify hostname or IP address of ESXi host system as hostname.
  • If hostname or IP address of vCenter is provided as hostname and esxi_hostname is not specified, then the module will throw an error.
  • VSAN facts added in 2.7 version.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
esxi_hostname
-
added in 2.8
ESXi hostname.
Host facts about the specified ESXi server will be returned.
By specifying this option, you can select which ESXi hostsystem is returned if connecting to a vCenter.
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.

Examples

- name: Gather vmware host facts
  vmware_host_facts:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
  register: host_facts
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Gather vmware host facts from vCenter
  vmware_host_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_server }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_user }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_pass }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
  register: host_facts
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get VSAN Cluster UUID from host facts
  vmware_host_facts:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
  register: host_facts
- set_fact:
    cluster_uuid: "{{ host_facts['ansible_facts']['vsan_cluster_uuid'] }}"

Status

Authors

  • Wei Gao (@woshihaoren)

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