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
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_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
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 user. If the user already exists when state=present, the user 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 6.0
  • 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

Authors

  • Andreas Nafpliotis (@nafpliot-ibm)

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