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vmware_vmkernel_ip_config – Configure the VMkernel IP Address

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Configure the VMkernel IP Address

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 version 2.6.
ip_address
- / required
IP address to assign to VMkernel interface
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 version 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 version 2.6.
subnet_mask
- / required
Subnet Mask to assign to VMkernel interface
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 version 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 version 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.
vmk_name
- / required
VMkernel interface name

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 5.5

Examples

# Example command from Ansible Playbook

- name: Configure IP address on ESX host
  vmware_vmkernel_ip_config:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    vmk_name: vmk0
    ip_address: 10.0.0.10
    subnet_mask: 255.255.255.0
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Joseph Callen (@jcpowermac)
  • Russell Teague (@mtnbikenc)

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