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How do I provision vmware VM's in PE 3.8.1 ?

asked 2015-07-17 11:47:10 -0600

Matt@Met gravatar image

Cloud Provisioner is no long in PE 3.8 and I cannot find a simular module to puppetlabs-aws for vmware. How are vmware workloads provisioned via puppet now ?

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answered 2015-09-10 08:04:40 -0600

Mr_Sharma gravatar image

Hi Matt,

To use vsphere module you would need valid PE license. Puppet forge contains several modules which works without license where vsphere module does not fall under that category. To get the valid license please contact PuppetLabs. Otherwise, on basic level you can use vsphere cloudprovisinor if you using PE 3.8.1 or lesser.


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answered 2015-07-17 17:13:23 -0600

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updated 2015-07-28 12:50:13 -0600

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


The puppetlabs/vsphere module is now shipped:

The first release of the module is compatible with PE 3.7.0 and newer.

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I am on the trial of PE and am getting error "'You must have a valid Puppet Enterprise license on this node in order to download puppetlabs-vsphere"

Matt@Met gravatar imageMatt@Met ( 2015-07-28 16:45:29 -0600 )edit

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