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vmware_local_user_manager - Manage local users on an ESXi host

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manage local users on an ESXi host

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi installed

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.
local_user_description
Description for the user.
local_user_name
required
The local user name to be changed.
local_user_password
The password to be set.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the user. If the user already exists when state=present, the user info is updated
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 6.0
  • Be sure that the ESXi user used for login, has the appropriate rights to create / delete / edit users

Examples

- name: Add local user to ESXi
  vmware_local_user_manager:
    hostname: esxi_hostname
    username: root
    password: vmware
    local_user_name: foo
  delegate_to: localhost

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

  • Andreas Nafpliotis (@nafpliot-ibm)

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