vmware_host_scanhba – Rescan host HBA’s and optionally refresh the storage system

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can force a rescan of the hosts HBA subsystem which is needed when wanting to mount a new datastore.
  • You could use this before using vmware_host_datastore to mount a new datastore to ensure your device/volume is ready.
  • You can also optionally force a Refresh of the Storage System in vCenter/ESXi Web Client.
  • All parameters and VMware object names are case sensitive.
  • You can supply an esxi_hostname or a cluster_name

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
-
Cluster name to Rescan the storage subsystem on (this will run the rescan task on each host in the cluster).
esxi_hostname
-
ESXi hostname to Rescan the storage subsystem on.
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 Ansible 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 Ansible 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 Ansible 2.6.
refresh_storage
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Refresh the storage system in vCenter/ESXi Web Client for each host found
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 Ansible 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 Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.0

Examples

- name: Recan HBA's for a given ESXi host and refresh storage system objects
  vmware_host_scanhba:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      refresh_storage: true
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rescan HBA's for a given cluster - all found hosts will be scanned
  vmware_host_scanhba:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      refresh_storage: true
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Recan HBA's for a given ESXi host and don't refresh storage system objects
  vmware_host_scanhba:
      hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
      username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
      password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
      esxi_hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
dictionary
always
return confirmation of requested host and updated / refreshed storage system

Sample:
{'esxi01.example.com': {'rescaned_hba': 'true', 'refreshed_storage': 'true'}}


Status

Authors

  • Michael Eaton (@michaeldeaton)

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