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vmware_host_lockdown - Manage administrator permission for the local administrative account for the ESXi host

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage administrator permission for the local administrative account for the host when ESXi hostname is given.
  • All parameters and VMware objects values are case sensitive.
  • This module is destructive as administrator permission are managed using APIs used, please read options carefully and proceed.
  • Please specify hostname as vCenter IP or hostname only, as lockdown operations are not possible from standalone ESXi server.

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 cluster.
All host systems from given cluster used to manage lockdown.
Required parameter, if esxi_hostname is not set.
esxi_hostname
List of ESXi hostname to manage lockdown.
Required parameter, if cluster_name is not set.
See examples for specifications.
hostname
str
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 supported added in version 2.6.
password
str
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 supported added in version 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
int

(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 supported added in version 2.6.
state
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of hosts system
If set to present, all host systems will be set in lockdown mode.
If host system is already in lockdown mode and set to present, no action will be taken.
If set to absent, all host systems will be removed from lockdown mode.
If host system is already out of lockdown mode and set to absent, no action will be taken.
username
str
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 supported added in version 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
bool
    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 supported 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: Enter host system into lockdown mode
  vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Exit host systems from lockdown mode
  vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter host systems into lockdown mode
  vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname:
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_1 }}'
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_2 }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Exit host systems from lockdown mode
  vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname:
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_1 }}'
        - '{{ esxi_hostname_2 }}'
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enter all host system from cluster into lockdown mode
  vmware_host_lockdown:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dict
always
metadata about state of Host system lock down

Sample:
{'host_lockdown_state': {'DC0_C0': {'current_state': 'present', 'desired_state': 'present', 'previous_state': 'absent'}}}


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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