xenserver_guest_facts – Gathers facts for virtual machines running on Citrix XenServer host or pool

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather essential VM facts.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • XenAPI

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hostname
string
Default:
"localhost"
The hostname or IP address of the XenServer host or XenServer pool master.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable XENSERVER_HOST will be used instead.

aliases: host, pool
name
string / required
Name of the VM to gather facts from.
VMs running on XenServer do not necessarily have unique names. The module will fail if multiple VMs with same name are found.
In case of multiple VMs with same name, use uuid to uniquely specify VM to manage.
This parameter is case sensitive.

aliases: name_label
password
string
The password to use for connecting to XenServer.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable XENSERVER_PASSWORD will be used instead.

aliases: pass, pwd
username
string
Default:
"root"
The username to use for connecting to XenServer.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable XENSERVER_USER will be used instead.

aliases: admin, user
uuid
string
UUID of the VM to gather fact of. This is XenServer's unique identifier.
It is required if name is not unique.
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 XENSERVER_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Notes

Note

  • Minimal supported version of XenServer is 5.6.
  • Module was tested with XenServer 6.5, 7.1 and 7.2.
  • XenAPI Python library can be acquired from XenServer SDK (downloadable from Citrix website) or by running pip install XenAPI (possibly very old version, not compatible with Python 3.x). Latest version can also be acquired from GitHub: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xapi-project/xen-api/master/scripts/examples/python/XenAPI.py
  • If no scheme is specified in hostname, module defaults to http:// because https:// is problematic in most setups. Make sure you are accessing XenServer host in trusted environment or use https:// scheme explicitly.
  • To use https:// scheme for hostname you have to either import host certificate to your OS certificate store or use validate_certs: no which requires XenAPI library from XenServer 7.2 SDK or newer and Python 2.7.9 or newer.

Examples

- name: Gather facts
  xenserver_guest_facts:
    hostname: "{{ xenserver_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ xenserver_username }}"
    password: "{{ xenserver_password }}"
    name: testvm_11
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: facts

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
instance
dictionary
always
Metadata about the VM

Sample:
{'cdrom': {'type': 'none'}, 'customization_agent': 'native', 'disks': [{'name': 'testvm_11-0', 'name_desc': '', 'os_device': 'xvda', 'size': 42949672960, 'sr': 'Local storage', 'sr_uuid': '0af1245e-bdb0-ba33-1446-57a962ec4075', 'vbd_userdevice': '0'}, {'name': 'testvm_11-1', 'name_desc': '', 'os_device': 'xvdb', 'size': 42949672960, 'sr': 'Local storage', 'sr_uuid': '0af1245e-bdb0-ba33-1446-57a962ec4075', 'vbd_userdevice': '1'}], 'domid': '56', 'folder': '', 'hardware': {'memory_mb': 8192, 'num_cpu_cores_per_socket': 2, 'num_cpus': 4}, 'home_server': '', 'is_template': False, 'name': 'testvm_11', 'name_desc': '', 'networks': [{'gateway': '192.168.0.254', 'gateway6': 'fc00::fffe', 'ip': '192.168.0.200', 'ip6': ['fe80:0000:0000:0000:e9cb:625a:32c5:c291', 'fc00:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001'], 'mac': 'ba:91:3a:48:20:76', 'mtu': '1500', 'name': 'Pool-wide network associated with eth1', 'netmask': '255.255.255.128', 'prefix': '25', 'prefix6': '64', 'vif_device': '0'}], 'other_config': {'base_template_name': 'Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)', 'import_task': 'OpaqueRef:e43eb71c-45d6-5351-09ff-96e4fb7d0fa5', 'install-methods': 'cdrom', 'instant': 'true', 'mac_seed': 'f83e8d8a-cfdc-b105-b054-ef5cb416b77e'}, 'platform': {'acpi': '1', 'apic': 'true', 'cores-per-socket': '2', 'device_id': '0002', 'hpet': 'true', 'nx': 'true', 'pae': 'true', 'timeoffset': '-25200', 'vga': 'std', 'videoram': '8', 'viridian': 'true', 'viridian_reference_tsc': 'true', 'viridian_time_ref_count': 'true'}, 'state': 'poweredon', 'uuid': 'e3c0b2d5-5f05-424e-479c-d3df8b3e7cda', 'xenstore_data': {'vm-data': ''}}


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