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vmware_target_canonical_facts - Return canonical (NAA) from an ESXi host system

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about canonical (NAA) from an ESXi host based on SCSI target ID.

Requirements

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

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5 and 6.5
  • PyVmomi installed

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cluster_name
(added in 2.6)
Name of the cluster.
Facts about all SCSI devices for all host system in the given cluster is returned.
This parameter is required, if esxi_hostname is not provided.
esxi_hostname
(added in 2.6)
Name of the ESXi host system.
Facts about all SCSI devices for the given ESXi host system is returned.
This parameter is required, if cluster_name is not provided.
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.
target_id
The target id based on order of scsi device.
version 2.6 onwards, this parameter is optional.
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.

Examples

- name: Get Canonical name of particular target on particular ESXi host system
  vmware_target_canonical_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    target_id: 7
    esxi_hostname: esxi_hostname
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get Canonical name of all target on particular ESXi host system
  vmware_target_canonical_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    esxi_hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get Canonical name of all ESXi hostname on particular Cluster
  vmware_target_canonical_facts:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    cluster_name: '{{ cluster_name }}'
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
canonical
str
if host system and target id is given
metadata about SCSI Target device

Sample:
mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0
scsi_tgt_facts
dict
if host system or cluster is given
metadata about all SCSI Target devices

Sample:
{'DC0_C0_H1': {'target_lun_uuid': {'0': 'key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30'}, 'scsilun_canonical': {'key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30': 'mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0', 'key-vim.host.ScsiLun-0005000000766d686261313a303a30': 'mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0'}}, 'DC0_C0_H0': {'target_lun_uuid': {'0': 'key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30'}, 'scsilun_canonical': {'key-vim.host.ScsiDisk-0000000000766d686261303a303a30': 'mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0', 'key-vim.host.ScsiLun-0005000000766d686261313a303a30': 'mpx.vmhba1:C0:T0:L0'}}}


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)
  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

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