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Installation of vsphere module failing with HTTP Error 403

asked 2015-08-10 06:59:58 -0500

rajeevsharma gravatar image


I just started integration of my existing PE 3.8.1 setup with one of my vsphere client. I am running PE 3.8.1 trial version with 10 licenses since last month. I am getting the same error as mentioned here:

I wonder why it is asking about the license? Also, I found ambiguity between following two statements which is not clear to me.

  1. Are you running Puppet Enterprise 2015.2? If not, you will not be able to download Puppet Enterprise modules until you upgrade. (

  2. Puppet Enterprise >=3.7.0 <5.0.0 (

If #2 is valid why do I need to upgrade PE? An explanation will be really helpful. Also, I would like to know if my current trial setup(with 10 license available) is not compatible with Puppet Forge.

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2015-08-10 15:32:16 -0500

jpiel gravatar image

The module in question puppetlabs/vsphere requires that you have a valid PE license.

On the vsphere module page you can see it says

If you have a valid PE license, you can install by running the following command on your master:

puppet module install puppetlabs-vsphere

Which in your case, since you do not have a valid PE license this will never work. That being said, all of the open source modules should work with your PE trial instance. Trying installing a module like ntp puppet module install puppetlabs/ntp since that doesn't require a license it should install without a problem.

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I see. So I need to get license to make my module work. But I am still not clear about #1 (mentioned in my question) when does it become valid? After getting license do I need to upgrade my PE too? Please clarify. Thanks.

rajeevsharma gravatar imagerajeevsharma ( 2015-08-10 16:12:04 -0500 )edit

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