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vmware_portgroup - Create a VMware portgroup

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Create a VMware portgroup on given host/s or hosts of given cluster

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
(added in 2.5)
Name of cluster name for host membership.
Portgroup will be created on all hosts of the given cluster.
This option is required if hosts is not specified.
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.
hosts
(added in 2.5)
List of name of host or hosts on which portgroup needs to be added.
This option is required if cluster_name is not specified.

aliases: esxi_hostname
network_policy
(added in 2.2)
Default:
{u'mac_changes': False, u'promiscuous_mode': False, u'forged_transmits': False}
Network policy specifies layer 2 security settings for a portgroup such as promiscuous mode, where guest adapter listens to all the packets, MAC address changes and forged transmits.
Dict which configures the different security values for portgroup.
Valid attributes are:
- promiscuous_mode (bool): indicates whether promiscuous mode is allowed. (default: false)
- forged_transmits (bool): indicates whether forged transmits are allowed. (default: false)
- mac_changes (bool): indicates whether mac changes are allowed. (default: false)
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.
portgroup_name
required
Portgroup name to add.
state
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Determines if the portgroup should be present or not.
switch_name
required
vSwitch to modify.
teaming_policy
(added in 2.6)
Default:
{u'notify_switches': True, u'load_balance_policy': u'loadbalance_srcid', u'inbound_policy': False, u'rolling_order': False}
Dictionary which configures the different teaming values for portgroup.
Valid attributes are:
- load_balance_policy (string): Network adapter teaming policy. (default: loadbalance_srcid)
- choices: [ loadbalance_ip, loadbalance_srcmac, loadbalance_srcid, failover_explicit ]
- inbound_policy (bool): Indicate whether or not the teaming policy is applied to inbound frames as well. (default: False)
- notify_switches (bool): Indicate whether or not to notify the physical switch if a link fails. (default: True)
- rolling_order (bool): Indicate whether or not to use a rolling policy when restoring links. (default: False)
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.
vlan_id
required
VLAN ID to assign to portgroup.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5, 6.5

Examples

- name: Add Management Network VM Portgroup
  vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    switch_name: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup_name: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Portgroup with Promiscuous Mode Enabled
  vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    switch_name: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup_name: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    network_policy:
        promiscuous_mode: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Management Network VM Portgroup to specific hosts
  vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    hosts: [esxi_hostname_one]
    switch_name: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup_name: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Management Network VM Portgroup to all hosts in a cluster
  vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    switch_name: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup_name: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove Management Network VM Portgroup to all hosts in a cluster
  vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    switch_name: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup_name: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    vlan_id: "{{ vlan_id }}"
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add Portgroup with teaming policy
  vmware_portgroup:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    switch_name: "{{ vswitch_name }}"
    portgroup_name: "{{ portgroup_name }}"
    teaming_policy:
      load_balance_policy: 'failover_explicit'
      inbound_policy: True
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: teaming_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
dict
always
metadata about the portgroup

Sample:
{'esxi01.example.com': {'portgroup_name': 'pg0010', 'switch_name': 'vswitch_0001', 'vlan_id': 1}}


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

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)
  • Russell Teague (@mtnbikenc)
  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde) <akasurde@redhat.com>

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