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Create VSphere resources using terraform

Project description


This tool create and delete machine with terraform on vSphere infrastructure.

System Requirements

  • python3
  • terraform


pip install terraformvspherevm



Command line


$ terraformvspherevm --help
usage: terraformvspherevm [-h] --action {create,destroy} --datacenter DATACENTER    
                    --datastore DATASTORE --pool POOL --folder FOLDER
                    --template TEMPLATE --guestid GUESTID --name NAME
                    [--nic NIC] [--ip IP] [--cidr CIDR] [--gateway GATEWAY]   
                    --cpu CPU --ram RAM [--disk DISK] [--dns DNS] --esxhost
                    ESXHOST --esxuser ESXUSER --esxpassvar ESXPASSVAR --domain
                    DOMAIN --timezone TIMEZONE [-debug]

Manage vSphere Virtual Machines

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --action {create,destroy}
                        Action to Execute against vSphere
  --datacenter DATACENTER
                        ESXi Datacenter
  --datastore DATASTORE
                        ESXi Datastore
  --pool POOL           ESXi Resource Pool
  --folder FOLDER       ESXi VM Folder
  --template TEMPLATE   Template Name
  --guestid GUESTID     Guest ID
  --name NAME           Virtual Machine Name
  --nic NIC             Network Interface. Repeat option for several NICs
  --ip IP               NIC IP address. Repeat option for several NICs
  --cidr CIDR           NIC CIDR. Repeat option for several NICs
  --gateway GATEWAY     Default gateway
  --cpu CPU             CPUs
  --ram RAM             Memory
  --disk DISK           Additionnal disk in GB. Repeat option for several
  --dns DNS             DNS server
  --esxhost ESXHOST     ESXi host
  --esxuser ESXUSER     ESXi Username
  --esxpassvar ESXPASSVAR
                        Environment variable that contain ESXi password
  --domain DOMAIN       DNS domain
  --timezone TIMEZONE   TimeZone
  -debug                Verbose Output

When you want to destroy a VM, tfstate file is not required


Create a VM

terraformvspherevm --name terrascript-test --datacenter "DC" --datastore "MyDatastore" \
--pool "ressource_pool" --template "rhel-7.5-vmw6.0" --guestid "rhel7_64Guest" --nic DvP_Nmae \
--ip --cidr 24 --gateway --cpu 1 --ram 1024 --disk 10 --dns \
--dns --esxhost --esxuser "esxusername" --folder "terraformed" \
--domain my.domaon --timezone "Etc/UTC" --esxpassvar ESXPASS --action create

Destroy a VM

terraformvspherevm --name terrascript-test --datacenter "DC" --datastore "MyDatastore" \
--pool "ressource_pool" --template "rhel-7.5-vmw6.0" --guestid "rhel7_64Guest" --cpu 1 \
--ram 1024 --esxhost --esxuser "esxusername" --folder "terraformed" \
--esxpassvar ESXPASS --action destroy

In Python Code

from  terraformvspherevm import TerraformVM

vmProperties = {'name': 'myVM', ...}

tvm = TerraformVM()


Virtualenv and dependencies

python -m venv venv
source ./venv/bin/activate
python -m pip install -r requirements.txt

Run command

$ python
Python 3.7.3 (v3.7.3:ef4ec6ed12, Mar 25 2019, 22:22:05) [MSC v.1916 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import terraformvm
>>> terraformvm.main(['--help'])


python sdist bdist_wheel

Upload PyPi

twine upload dist/*


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