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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
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.
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
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
    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
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: 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

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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