vmware_local_role_facts – Gather facts about local roles on an ESXi host

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about local role facts 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
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.
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 ESXi 6.5
  • Be sure that the ESXi user used for login, has the appropriate rights to view roles
  • The module returns a list of dict in version 2.8 and above.

Examples

- name: Gather facts about local role from an ESXi
  vmware_local_role_facts:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
  register: fact_details
  delegate_to: localhost
- name: Get Admin privileges
  set_fact:
    admin_priv: "{{ fact_details.local_role_facts['Admin']['privileges'] }}"
- debug:
    msg: "{{ admin_priv }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
local_role_facts
dictionary
always
Facts about role present on ESXi host

Sample:
[{'privileges': ['Alarm.Acknowledge', 'Alarm.Create', 'Alarm.Delete', 'Alarm.DisableActions'], 'role_id': -12, 'role_info_label': 'Ansible User', 'role_info_summary': 'Ansible Automation user', 'role_name': 'AnsiUser1', 'role_system': True}, {'privileges': [], 'role_id': -5, 'role_info_label': 'No access', 'role_info_summary': 'Used for restricting granted access', 'role_name': 'NoAccess', 'role_system': True}, {'privileges': ['System.Anonymous', 'System.View'], 'role_id': -3, 'role_info_label': 'View', 'role_info_summary': 'Visibility access (cannot be granted)', 'role_name': 'View', 'role_system': True}]


Status

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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