vmware_portgroup_facts – Gathers facts about an ESXi host’s Port Group configuration

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about an ESXi host’s Port Group configuration when ESXi hostname or Cluster name is given.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
-
Name of the cluster.
Facts will be returned for all hostsystem belonging to this cluster name.
If esxi_hostname is not given, this parameter is required.
esxi_hostname
-
ESXi hostname to gather facts from.
If cluster_name is not given, this parameter is required.
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.
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
policies
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Gather facts about Security, Traffic Shaping, as well as Teaming and failover.
The property ts stands for Traffic Shaping and lb for Load Balancing.
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.
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 vSphere 6.5
  • The vswitch_name property is deprecated starting from Ansible v2.12

Examples

- name: Gather portgroup facts about all ESXi Host in given Cluster
  vmware_portgroup_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Gather portgroup facts about ESXi Host system
  vmware_portgroup_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
hosts_portgroup_facts
dictionary
on success
metadata about host's portgroup configuration

Sample:
{'esx01': [{'failback': True, 'failover_active': ['vmnic0', 'vmnic1'], 'failover_standby': [], 'failure_detection': 'link_status_only', 'lb': 'loadbalance_srcid', 'notify': True, 'portgroup': 'Management Network', 'security': [False, False, False], 'ts': 'No override', 'vlan_id': 0, 'vswitch': 'vSwitch0', 'vswitch_name': 'vSwitch0'}, {'failback': True, 'failover_active': ['vmnic2'], 'failover_standby': ['vmnic3'], 'failure_detection': 'No override', 'lb': 'No override', 'notify': True, 'portgroup': 'vMotion', 'security': [False, False, False], 'ts': 'No override', 'vlan_id': 33, 'vswitch': 'vSwitch1', 'vswitch_name': 'vSwitch1'}]}


Status

Authors

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

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