The Cloud Provisioner is still included with PE 3.8.1, just no longer installed by default. The functionality is deprecated --- which means that it will be removed in an upcoming release. Until the removal comes to pass, the Cloud Provisioner is still a functional part of PE.
Due to the deprecation, a new module is being developed to replace the vmware functionality provided by the Cloud Provisioner. Announcements related to the release of the vmware module will show up on blog.puppetlabs.com.
puppetlabs/vsphere module is now shipped:
The first release of the module is compatible with PE 3.7.0 and newer.