ESXi Variables file

So this is a sample of the configuration file.

I keep the variables file seperately because in the end as the workbook for Ansible expands I can open this in a new window and simple flip forth and back if I need to add a variable.  I am not going to go too much in depth here because it is just a file with variables and those are defined as

variablename: ‘variable_input’

As the comment file suggests there is a similar file called var_credentials.yml. The entries are similar apart from that they include usernames and passwords as well as product keys. This file is then encrypted using vault. As mentioned in the main article, you can read more about vault here.

You can find a copy of the files here. Use at your own peril.