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vmware_host_ntp – Manage NTP configurations about an ESXi host

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage NTP configuration information about an ESXi host.
  • User can specify an ESXi hostname or Cluster name. In case of cluster name, all ESXi hosts are updated.

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.
NTP settings are applied to every ESXi host system in the given cluster.
If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.
esxi_hostname
-
ESXi hostname.
NTP settings are applied to this ESXi host system.
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.
ntp_servers
- / required
IP or FQDN of NTP server/s.
This accepts a list of NTP servers. For multiple servers, please look at the examples.
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
present: Add NTP server/s, if it specified server/s are absent else do nothing.
absent: Remove NTP server/s, if specified server/s are 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 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: Set NTP setting for all ESXi Host in given Cluster
  vmware_host_ntp:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: cluster_name
    state: present
    ntp_servers:
        - 0.pool.ntp.org
        - 1.pool.ntp.org
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set NTP setting for an ESXi Host
  vmware_host_ntp:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: present
    ntp_servers:
        - 0.pool.ntp.org
        - 1.pool.ntp.org
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove NTP setting for an ESXi Host
  vmware_host_ntp:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: absent
    ntp_servers:
        - bad.server.ntp.org
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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