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vmware_maintenancemode - Place a host into maintenance mode

New in version 2.1.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used for placing a ESXi host into maintenance mode.
  • Support for VSAN compliant maintenance mode when selected.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
esxi_hostname
required
Name of the host as defined in vCenter.
evacuate
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to True, evacuate all powered off VMs.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Enter or exit maintenance mode.
timeout Default:
0
Specify a timeout for the operation.
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.
vsan
    Choices:
  • ensureObjectAccessibility
  • evacuateAllData
  • noAction
Specify which VSAN compliant mode to enter.

aliases: vsan_mode

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5

Examples

- name: Enter VSAN-Compliant Maintenance Mode
  vmware_maintenancemode:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    esxi_hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    vsan: ensureObjectAccessibility
    evacuate: yes
    timeout: 3600
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hostname
string
always
Name of host in vCenter

Sample:
esxi.local.domain
hostsystem
string
always
Name of vim reference

Sample:
'vim.HostSystem:host-236'
status
string
always
Action taken

Sample:
ENTER


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.

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