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any suggestions for deploying VMs on vSphere 5 and XenServer 6?

asked 2013-11-05 21:57:02 -0600

Umar gravatar image

I'm looking for a way to quickly deploy Debian 7 templates via puppet to ESXi 5.0 and XenServer 6.2 which includes:

  1. installation of vmware-tools or xen-tools
  2. auto IP assigning based of input or range

Have anyone done this and can point me to the right direction?

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This is my first post. Forgive me if this is the wrong place, but I'm running VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0 too and would like to see the location ...(more)

Tommy gravatar imageTommy ( 2013-11-06 20:44:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-11-06 10:06:45 -0600

ethrbunny gravatar image

We use XenServer 6.2. If I wanted to create a number of Debian 7 VMs I would use the snapshot/clone process with DHCP on the original. Puppet could be there for more post-setup control but wouldn't really be needed for the imaging.

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