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vmware_tag - Manage VMware tags

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to create / delete / update VMware tags.
  • Tag feature is introduced in vSphere 6 version, so this module is not supported in the earlier versions of vSphere.
  • All variables and VMware object names are case sensitive.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi
  • vSphere Automation SDK
  • vCloud Suite SDK

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
category_id
The unique ID generated by vCenter should be used to.
User can get this unique ID from facts module.
hostname
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.
password
The password of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.

aliases: pass, pwd
protocol
    Choices:
  • https ←
  • http
The connection to protocol.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state of tag.
If set to present and tag does not exists, then tag is created.
If set to present and tag exists, then tag is updated.
If set to absent and tag exists, then tag is deleted.
If set to absent and tag does not exists, no action is taken.
tag_description Default:
The tag description.
This is required only if state is set to present.
This parameter is ignored, when state is set to absent.
Process of updating tag only allows description change.
tag_name
required
The name of tag to manage.
username
The username of the vSphere vCenter server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.

aliases: user, admin
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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Create a tag
  vmware_tag:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    validate_certs: no
    category_id: 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceCategory:e785088d-6981-4b1c-9fb8-1100c3e1f742:GLOBAL'
    tag_name: Sample_Tag_0002
    tag_description: Sample Description
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update tag description
  vmware_tag:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    tag_name: Sample_Tag_0002
    tag_description: Some fancy description
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete tag
  vmware_tag:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    tag_name: Sample_Tag_0002
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dict
on success
dictionary of tag metadata

Sample:
{'msg': "Tag 'Sample_Tag_0002' created.", 'tag_id': 'urn:vmomi:InventoryServiceTag:bff91819-f529-43c9-80ca-1c9dfda09441:GLOBAL'}


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

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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