vmware_host_snmp – Configures SNMP on an ESXi host system

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure the embedded SNMP agent on an ESXi host.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
community
list
List of SNMP community strings.
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.
hw_source
string
    Choices:
  • indications ←
  • sensors
Source hardware events from IPMI sensors or CIM Indications.
The embedded SNMP agent receives hardware events either from IPMI sensors sensors or CIM indications indications.
log_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • info ←
  • warning
  • error
Syslog logging level.
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.
send_trap
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Send a test trap to validate the configuration.
snmp_port
integer
Default:
161
Port used by the SNMP agent.
state
string
    Choices:
  • disabled ←
  • enabled
  • reset
Enable, disable, or reset the SNMP agent.
trap_filter
list
A list of trap oids for traps not to be sent by agent, e.g. [ 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.0, 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.1 ]
Use value reset to clear settings.
trap_targets
-
Default:
[]
A list of trap targets.
You need to use hostname, port, and community for each trap target.
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 6.5
  • You need to reset the agent (to factory defaults) if you want to clear all community strings, trap targets, or filters
  • SNMP v3 configuration isn’t implemented yet

Examples

- name: Enable and configure SNMP community
  vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    community: [ test ]
    state: enabled
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Configure SNMP traps and filters
  vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    community: [ test ]
    trap_targets:
      - hostname: 192.168.1.100
        port: 162
        community: test123
      - hostname: 192.168.1.101
        port: 162
        community: test1234
    trap_filter:
      - 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.0
      - 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.1.1.1
    state: enabled
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable SNMP
  vmware_host_snmp:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    state: disabled
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dictionary
always
metadata about host system's SNMP configuration

Sample:
{'esxi01': {'changed': False, 'community': ['test'], 'hw_source': 'indications', 'msg': 'SNMP already configured properly', 'port': 161, 'state': 'enabled', 'trap_targets': []}}


Status

Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)

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