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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
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 ESXi 6.5
  • Be sure that the ESXi user used for login, has the appropriate rights to view roles

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
dict
always
Facts about role present on ESXi host

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


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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