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vmware_host_firewall_facts – Gathers facts about an ESXi host’s firewall configuration information

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about an ESXi host’s firewall configuration information 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 from which the ESXi host belong to.
If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.
esxi_hostname
-
ESXi hostname to gather facts from.
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 version 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 version 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 version 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 version 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 version 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: Gather firewall facts about all ESXi Host in given Cluster
  vmware_host_firewall_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: cluster_name
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Gather firewall facts about ESXi Host
  vmware_host_firewall_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hosts_firewall_facts
dictionary
on success
metadata about host's firewall configuration

Sample:
{'esxi_hostname_0001': [{'key': 'CIMHttpServer', 'allowed_hosts': {'all_ip': True, 'ip_address': []}, 'enabled': True, 'rule': [{'direction': 'inbound', 'end_port': None, 'protocol': 'tcp', 'port': 5988, 'port_type': 'dst'}], 'service': 'sfcbd-watchdog'}]}


Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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