vmware_local_role_manager – Manage local roles on an ESXi host

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage local roles 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
action
-
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • add
  • remove
  • set ←
This parameter is only valid while updating an existing role with privileges.
add will add the privileges to the existing privilege list.
remove will remove the privileges from the existing privilege list.
set will replace the privileges of the existing privileges with user defined list of privileges.
force_remove
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to False then prevents the role from being removed if any permissions are using it.
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.
local_privilege_ids
-
Default:
[]
The list of privileges that role needs to have.
local_role_name
- / required
The local role name to be managed.
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the role.
If the role already exists when state=present, the role info is updated.
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 create / delete / edit roles

Examples

- name: Add local role to ESXi
  vmware_local_role_manager:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    local_role_name: vmware_qa
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add local role with privileges to ESXi
  vmware_local_role_manager:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    local_role_name: vmware_qa
    local_privilege_ids: [ 'Folder.Create', 'Folder.Delete']
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove local role from ESXi
  vmware_local_role_manager:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    local_role_name: vmware_qa
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add a privilege to an existing local role
  vmware_local_role_manager:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    local_role_name: vmware_qa
    local_privilege_ids: [ 'Folder.Create' ]
    action: add
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a privilege to an existing local role
  vmware_local_role_manager:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    local_role_name: vmware_qa
    local_privilege_ids: [ 'Folder.Create' ]
    action: remove
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set a privilege to an existing local role
  vmware_local_role_manager:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    local_role_name: vmware_qa
    local_privilege_ids: [ 'Folder.Create' ]
    action: set
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
local_role_name
string
always
Name of local role

new_privileges
list
always
List of privileges

old_privileges
list
on update
List of privileges of role before the update

privileges
list
always
List of privileges

privileges_previous
list
on update
List of privileges of role before the update

role_id
integer
always
ESXi generated local role id

role_name
string
always
Name of local role



Status

Authors

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

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