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vmware_host_ssl_facts - Gather facts of ESXi host system about SSL

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts of the SSL thumbprint information for a host.

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.
SSL thumbprint information about all ESXi host system in the given cluster will be reported.
If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.
esxi_hostname
ESXi hostname.
SSL thumbprint information of this ESXi host system will be reported.
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.
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.
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: Gather SSL thumbprint information about all ESXi Hosts in given Cluster
  vmware_host_ssl_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_host_ssl_facts

- name: Get SSL Thumbprint info about "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
  vmware_host_ssl_facts:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_server }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_user }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_pass }}"
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  register: ssl_facts
- set_fact:
    ssl_thumbprint: "{{ ssl_facts['host_ssl_facts'][esxi_hostname]['ssl_thumbprints'][0] }}"
- debug:
    msg: "{{ ssl_thumbprint }}"
- name: Add ESXi Host to vCenter
  vmware_host:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    datacenter_name: '{{ datacenter_name }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    esxi_username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    esxi_password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    esxi_ssl_thumbprint: '{{ ssl_thumbprint }}'
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
host_ssl_facts
dict
facts
dict with hostname as key and dict with SSL thumbprint related facts

Sample:
{'10.76.33.215': {'ssl_thumbprints': ['E3:E8:A9:20:8D:32:AE:59:C6:8D:A5:91:B0:20:EF:00:A2:7C:27:EE', 'F1:AC:DA:6E:D8:1E:37:36:4A:5C:07:E5:04:0B:87:C8:75:FB:42:01'], 'owner_tag': '', 'principal': 'vpxuser'}}


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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