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vmware_host_powerstate – Manages power states of host systems in vCenter

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage power states of host systems in given vCenter infrastructure.
  • User can set power state to ‘power-down-to-standby’, ‘power-up-from-standby’, ‘shutdown-host’ and ‘reboot-host’.
  • State ‘reboot-host’, ‘shutdown-host’ and ‘power-down-to-standby’ are not supported by all the host systems.

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 all host systems will be used.
This is required parameter if esxi_hostname is not specified.
esxi_hostname
-
Name of the host system to work with.
This is required parameter if cluster_name is not specified.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This parameter specify if the host should be proceeding with user defined powerstate regardless of whether it is in maintenance mode.
If state set to reboot-host and force as true, then host system is rebooted regardless of whether it is in maintenance mode.
If state set to shutdown-host and force as true, then host system is shutdown regardless of whether it is in maintenance mode.
If state set to power-down-to-standby and force to true, then all powered off VMs will evacuated.
Not applicable if state set to power-up-from-standby.
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • power-down-to-standby
  • power-up-from-standby
  • shutdown-host ←
  • reboot-host
Set the state of the host system.
timeout
-
Default:
600
This parameter defines timeout for state set to power-down-to-standby or power-up-from-standby.
Ignored if state set to reboot-host or shutdown-host.
This parameter is defined in seconds.
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.

Examples

- name: Set the state of a host system to reboot
  vmware_host_powerstate:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: reboot-host
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: reboot_host

- name: Set the state of a host system to power down to standby
  vmware_host_powerstate:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    state: power-down-to-standby
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: power_down

- name: Set the state of all host systems from cluster to reboot
  vmware_host_powerstate:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    state: reboot-host
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: reboot_host

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
dictionary
always
metadata about host system's state

Sample:
{'esxi01': {'msg': "power down 'esxi01' to standby", 'error': ''}}


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