vmware_host_vmnic_facts – Gathers facts about vmnics available on the given ESXi host

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about vmnics available on the given ESXi host.
  • If cluster_name is provided, then vmnic facts about all hosts from given cluster will be returned.
  • If esxi_hostname is provided, then vmnic facts about given host system will be returned.
  • Additional details about vswitch and dvswitch with respective vmnic is also provided which is added in 2.7 version.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
capabilities
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Gather facts about general capabilities (Auto negotioation, Wake On LAN, and Network I/O Control).
cluster_name
string
Name of the cluster from which all host systems will be used.
Vmnic facts about each ESXi server will be returned for the given cluster.
This parameter is required if esxi_hostname is not specified.
directpath_io
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Gather facts about DirectPath I/O capabilites and configuration.
esxi_hostname
string
Name of the host system to work with.
Vmnic facts about this ESXi server will be returned.
This parameter is required if cluster_name is not specified.
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.
sriov
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Gather facts about SR-IOV capabilites and configuration.
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

Examples

- name: Gather facts about vmnics of all ESXi Host in the given Cluster
  vmware_host_vmnic_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: cluster_host_vmnics

- name: Gather facts about vmnics of an ESXi Host
  vmware_host_vmnic_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: host_vmnics

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hosts_vmnics_facts
dictionary
hosts_vmnics_facts
dict with hostname as key and dict with vmnics facts as value.
for num_vmnics, only NICs starting with vmnic are counted. NICs like vusb* are not counted.
details about vswitch and dvswitch was added in version 2.7.
details about vmnics was added in version 2.8.

Sample:
{'10.76.33.204': {'all': ['vmnic0', 'vmnic1'], 'available': [], 'dvswitch': {'dvs_0002': ['vmnic1']}, 'num_vmnics': 2, 'used': ['vmnic1', 'vmnic0'], 'vmnic_details': [{'actual_duplex': 'Full Duplex', 'actual_speed': 10000, 'adapter': 'Intel(R) 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection', 'configured_duplex': 'Auto negotiate', 'configured_speed': 'Auto negotiate', 'device': 'vmnic0', 'driver': 'ixgbe', 'location': '0000:01:00.0', 'mac': 'aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff', 'status': 'Connected'}, {'actual_duplex': 'Full Duplex', 'actual_speed': 10000, 'adapter': 'Intel(R) 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection', 'configured_duplex': 'Auto negotiate', 'configured_speed': 'Auto negotiate', 'device': 'vmnic1', 'driver': 'ixgbe', 'location': '0000:01:00.1', 'mac': 'ab:ba:cc:dd:ee:ff', 'status': 'Connected'}], 'vswitch': {'vSwitch0': ['vmnic0']}}}


Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)
  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)

Hint

If you notice any issues in this documentation you can edit this document to improve it.