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How can I deploy an OVA file with Puppet to ESXi

asked 2013-09-05 19:17:14 -0500

Nate Beck gravatar image

I am trying to automate some deployment tasks where I am required to use an OVA file from a vendor. Trying to find a way to use puppet to do said deployment, and then bootstrap the VM and do some other configuration after deployment. I found the bootstrap method, also the after deployment. Just trying to figure out a way to deploy the OVF from within puppet. I know that I can use node_vmware to create a new vm from a template, but not from an OVF.

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answered 2013-09-05 20:14:25 -0500

GregLarkin gravatar image

Have you looked into using OVF Tool? It appears you can use it to do automated, command-line OVF deployments to ESXi, so perhaps you can wrap it in an exec resource in Puppet.

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I can do that yes, I was hoping that there would be a module that would do this, rather than having to shell out for that. Something that would make ...(more)

Nate Beck gravatar imageNate Beck ( 2013-09-06 17:00:59 -0500 )edit

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