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terraform-vsphere-virtual-machine

Module terraform-vsphere-virtual-machine is a universal module that can be used to deploy vSphere virtual machines either from scratch, or from a Windows or Linux-based template.

This makes use of the following resources and data sources within the Terraform vSphere provider:

In order to use this module, ensure that you have configured the vSphere provider as per the instructions seen here.

Usage Example:

module "virtual_machines" {
  source                     = "vancluever/terraform-vsphere-virtual-machine"
  version                    = "1.0.0"
  datacenter                 = "dc1"
  datastore                  = "datastore1"
  disk_size                  = "10"
  guest_id                   = "otherLinuxGuest"
  memory                     = "2048"
  network                    = "network1"
  resource_pool              = "cluster1/Resources"
  vm_count                   = "3"
  vm_name_prefix             = "srv"
}

Inputs

Name Description Type Default Required
admin_password The administrator password for Windows machines. This is a sensitive field and will not be output on-screen, but is stored in state and sent to the VM in plain text - keep this in mind when provisioning your infrastructure. string `` no
alternate_guest_name The guest name for the operating system when guest_id is other or other-64. Leave blank if not using these guest IDs. string `` no
datacenter The datacenter to deploy the virtual machines to. string - yes
datastore The datastore to deploy the virtual machines to. string - yes
disk_size The amount of disk space to assign to each VM. Leave blank to use the template's disk size (cloned VMs only). string `` no
dns_servers The DNS servers to assign to each virtual machine. string <list> no
domain_name The domain of the virtual machine. This is added as the domain name on Linux, and to the DNS domain search list on both Linux and Windows. string `` no
guest_id The virtual machine type. This only applies to VMs being created from scratch, otherwise it is unused. string `` no
ipv4_address_start The IP address to start assigning virtual machines at, relative to the network address and mask. Example: for two virtual machines in 10.0.0.0/24, a value of 10 here would give the IP addresses 10.0.0.10 and 10.0.0.11. For 10.0.0.128/25, a value of 10 would give 10.0.0.138 and 10.0.0.139. string 1 no
ipv4_gateway The default IPv4 gateway for the virtual machines. Leave blank for DHCP. string `` no
ipv4_network_address The network address to assign during customization of cloned virtual machines, in A.B.C.D/XX format. Leave at the default value for DHCP. string 0.0.0.0/0 no
linked_clone Clone the VM from a snapshot. If selected, the VM must have a single snapshot created. Cloned VMs only. string false no
memory The amount of memory, in MB, to assign each virtual machine. string 1024 no
network The network to deploy virtual machines to. string - yes
num_cpus The number of virtual CPUs to assign each virtual machine. string 2 no
resource_pool The resource pool to deploy the virtual machines to. If specifying a the root resource pool of a cluster, enter CLUSTER_NAME/Resources. string - yes
template_name The template to clone virtual machines from. Leave this blank when creating a virtual machine from scratch. string `` no
template_os_family The OS family of the supplied template. Should be one of linux or windows. Leave blank to create a virtual machine from scratch. string `` no
time_zone The timezone, either in a timezone database format entry or sysprep entry, depending on if Linux or Windows is being deployed. The default is UTC on both family types. string `` no
vm_count The number of virtual machines to create. string 1 no
vm_name_prefix The prefix to use for virtual machines created with this module. string - yes
wait_for_guest_net_timeout The timeout, in mintues, to wait for the guest network when creating virtual machines. On virtual machines created from scratch, you may wish to adjust this value to -1, which will disable the waiter. string 5 no
workgroup The workgroup name for Windows customization. string `` no

Outputs

Name Description
virtual_machine_default_ips The default IP address of each virtual machine deployed, indexed by name.
virtual_machine_ids The ID of each virtual machine deployed, indexed by name.
virtual_machine_names The names of each virtual machine deployed.
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