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vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule - Configure VMware DRS Affinity rule for virtual machine in given cluster

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure VMware DRS Affinity rule for virtual machine in given cluster.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
affinity_rule
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If set to True, the DRS rule will be an Affinity rule.
If set to False, the DRS rule will be an Anti-Affinity rule.
Effective only if state is set to present.
cluster_name
required
Desired cluster name where virtual machines are present for the DRS rule.
drs_rule_name
required
The name of the DRS rule to manage.
enabled
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to True, the DRS rule will be enabled.
Effective only if state is set to present.
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.
mandatory
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to True, the DRS rule will be mandatory.
Effective only if state is set to present.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If set to present, then the DRS rule is created if not present.
If set to present, then the DRS rule is deleted and created if present already.
If set to absent, then the DRS rule is deleted if present.
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.
vms
List of virtual machines name for which DRS rule needs to be applied.
Required if state is set to present.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.5

Examples

- name: Create DRS Affinity Rule for VM-VM
  vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    validate_certs: no
    vms:
        - vm1
        - vm2
    drs_rule_name: vm1-vm2-affinity-rule-001
    enabled: True
    mandatory: True
    affinity_rule: True
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for VM-VM
  vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    validate_certs: no
    vms:
        - vm1
        - vm2
    drs_rule_name: vm1-vm2-affinity-rule-001
    enabled: True
    mandatory: True
    affinity_rule: False
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete DRS Affinity Rule for VM-VM
  vmware_vm_vm_drs_rule:
    hostname: "{{ esxi_server }}"
    username: "{{ esxi_username }}"
    password: "{{ esxi_password }}"
    cluster_name: "{{ cluster_name }}"
    validate_certs: no
    drs_rule_name: vm1-vm2-affinity-rule-001
    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
result
dict
when state is present
metadata about DRS VM and VM rule

Sample:
{'rule_name': 'drs_rule_0014', 'rule_mandatory': True, 'rule_key': 20, 'rule_uuid': '525f3bc0-253f-825a-418e-2ec93bffc9ae', 'rule_enabled': False, 'rule_vms': ['VM_65', 'VM_146']}


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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