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Title       : 	Ansible Inventory from VMWare
Author      : 	Remy van Elst
Date        : 	06-01-2014
URL         : 	https://raymii.org/s/software/Ansible__Dynamic_Inventory_From_VMware_vCenter.html
Format      : 	Markdown/HTML
This is a simple script which lets you use VMWare vCenter as a dynamic inventory
for Ansible.
[Github repository][1]  
[Official Website][2]

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### Installation
Install PySphere:
    pip install -U pysphere
Edit the script's login data and VCenter server FQDN:
    server_fqdn = "vcenter.example.org"
    server_username = "jdoe"
    server_password = "secure_passw0rd"
### Test it:
Get all powered on VM's:
    python2 query.py --list
        "no_group": {
            "hosts": [
        "local": [
Get one VM:
    python2 query.py --host vm0032
        "admin": "sysadmin@example.org",
        "source_database": "VMWare"
Nonexistent VM:
    python2 query.py --host nonexist
    [Error]: [Object Not Found]: Could not find a VM named 'notexist'
Do a simple ansible ping:
    ANSIBLE_HOSTS="/home/remy/git/vmware-ansible/query.py" ansible all -m ping
    vm0032 | success >> {
        "changed": false,
        "ping": "pong"
    vm0034 | success >> {
        "changed": false,
        "ping": "pong"
### Usage
Either export the ANSIBLE_HOSTS variable to always use the VMWare inventory:
    export ANSIBLE_HOSTS="/home/remy/git/vmware-ansible/query.py"
Or preface each ansible command:
    ANSIBLE_HOSTS="/home/remy/git/vmware-ansible/query.py" ansible all -m apt -a "upgrade=safe"
### Notes
Tested with both vCenter 5.1 and 5.5, Python 2.
Does not support grouping by datacenter or resource group
Thanks to [JP Mens][4]'s article for the inspiration.
   [1]: https://github.com/RaymiiOrg/ansible-vmware
   [2]: https://raymii.org/s/software/Ansible__Dynamic_Inventory_From_VMware_vCenter.html
   [3]: https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=7435ae6b8212
   [4]: http://jpmens.net/2013/06/18/adapting-inventory-for-ansible/
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