vmware_vcenter_statistics – Configures statistics on a vCenter server

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure the vCenter server statistics.
  • The remaining settings can be configured with the module vmware_vcenter_settings.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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.
interval_past_day
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past day statistic collection.
Valid attributes are:
- enabled (bool): Past day statistics collection enabled. (default: True)
- interval_minutes (int): Interval duration (minutes). (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]) (default: 5)
- save_for_days (int): Save for (days). (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]) (default: 1)
- level (int): Statistics level. (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4]) (default: 1)
interval_past_month
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past month statistic collection.
Valid attributes are:
- enabled (bool): Past month statistics collection enabled. (default: True)
- interval_hours (int): Interval duration (hours). (choices: [2]) (default: 2)
- save_for_months (int): Save for (months). (choices: [1]) (default: 1)
- level (int): Statistics level. (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4]) (default: 1)
interval_past_week
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past week statistic collection.
Valid attributes are:
- enabled (bool): Past week statistics collection enabled. (default: True)
- interval_minutes (int): Interval duration (minutes). (choices: [30]) (default: 30)
- save_for_weeks (int): Save for (weeks). (choices: [1]) (default: 1)
- level (int): Statistics level. (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4]) (default: 1)
interval_past_year
dictionary
Settings for vCenter server past month statistic collection.
Valid attributes are:
- enabled (bool): Past month statistics collection enabled. (default: True)
- interval_days (int): Interval duration (days). (choices: [1]) (default: 1)
- save_for_years (int): Save for (years). (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]) (default: 1)
- level (int): Statistics level. (choices: [1, 2, 3, 4]) (default: 1)
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
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 with vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.5 and 6.7

Examples

- name: Configure vCenter statistics
  vmware_vcenter_statistics:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    interval_past_day:
      enabled: true
      interval_minutes: 5
      save_for_days: 1
      level: 1
    interval_past_week:
      enabled: true
      level: 1
    interval_past_month:
      enabled: true
      level: 1
    interval_past_year:
      enabled: true
      save_for_years: 1
      level: 1
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
results
dictionary
always
metadata about vCenter statistics settings

Sample:
{'changed': False, 'msg': 'vCenter statistics already configured properly', 'past_day_enabled': True, 'past_day_interval': 5, 'past_day_level': 1, 'past_day_save_for': 1, 'past_month_enabled': True, 'past_month_interval': 2, 'past_month_level': 1, 'past_month_save_for': 1, 'past_week_enabled': True, 'past_week_interval': 30, 'past_week_level': 1, 'past_week_save_for': 1, 'past_year_enabled': True, 'past_year_interval': 1, 'past_year_level': 1, 'past_year_save_for': 1}


Status

Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)

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