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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Manage Vmware Machines With Ansible

Connecting to vCenters to manage VM's using ansible. 

Following are the quick playbooks that can be used for the Cloning and Deletion of a Current template VM. 


Clone a VM in Vcenter with Ansible Playbook

- hosts: localhost
gather_facts: no
vars:
vcenter_server: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
vcenter_user: "User-Name"
vcenter_pass: "Password"
datacenter_name: "DC-Name"
cluster_name: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
resources_pool: "RG-Name"
template_vm: "Template-Name"
serv:
- vm1
- vm2

tasks:
- name: Clone the template
vmware_guest:
hostname: "{{ vcenter_server }}"
username: "{{ vcenter_user }}"
password: "{{ vcenter_pass }}"
resource_pool: "rahul-test"
validate_certs: False
name: "{{ item }}"
template: "{{ template_vm }}"
datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
folder: /{{ datacenter_name }}/vm
state: poweredon
wait_for_ip_address: yes
register: "r"
with_items: "{{ serv }}"
- debug :
msg: "This is the Host-IPs: {{ item.instance.ipv4 }} {{ item.instance.hw_name }}"
with_items: "{{ r.results}}"
loop_control:
label: "{{ item.instance.hw_name }}"




Shutdown a VM in Vcenter with Ansible Playbook

- hosts: localhost
gather_facts: no
vars:
vcenter_server: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
vcenter_user: "User-Name"
vcenter_pass: "Password"
datacenter_name: "DC-Name"
cluster_name: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
tasks:
- name: Shutdown the template
vmware_guest:
hostname: "{{ vcenter_server }}"
username: "{{ vcenter_user }}"
password: "{{ vcenter_pass }}"
validate_certs: False
name: "{{ item}}"
datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
folder: /{{ datacenter_name }}/vm
state: poweredoff
wait_for_ip_address: yes
loop:
- vm1
- vm2


Delete a VM in Vcenter with Ansible Playbook

- hosts: localhost
gather_facts: no
vars:
vcenter_server: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
vcenter_user: "User-Name"
vcenter_pass: "Password"
datacenter_name: "DC-Name"
cluster_name: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
tasks:
- name: Delete the template
vmware_guest:
hostname: "{{ vcenter_server }}"
username: "{{ vcenter_user }}"
password: "{{ vcenter_pass }}"
validate_certs: False
name: "{{ item}}"
datacenter: "{{ datacenter_name }}"
folder: /{{ datacenter_name }}/vm
state: absent
wait_for_ip_address: yes
loop:
- vm1
- vm2



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