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can i install ubuntu on a virtual/physical machine using puppet?

asked 2014-03-14 04:14:05 -0500

ankit gravatar image

Hi All,

I am new to puppet.

As my requirement is to do unattended/automated installation of ubuntu. one way is i can clone a vm from template (vmware environment). Is there any other way to create a vm without template i mean using puppet.

Note: vm = virtual machine

Regards, Ankit

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answered 2014-03-14 09:00:24 -0500

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updated 2014-03-16 16:25:12 -0500

Yes. What you are looking for is provisioning. There are several provisioners that integrate with puppet. Here are a few of the most common.

the foreman

If you are looking to spin up a test vm (not production) then vagrant is a great option. It also integrates with puppet


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Thanks for help

ankit gravatar imageankit ( 2014-03-17 01:29:46 -0500 )edit

@ spuder i have one more query I just want to know is this scenario passible. Let's say i want to provision a physical machine with OS (eg ubuntu) with ...(more)

ankit gravatar imageankit ( 2014-03-17 02:16:54 -0500 )edit

Yes, that is exactly what razor is intended to do. Razor was very recently rewritten and is available as a tech preview inside puppet enterprise.

spuder gravatar imagespuder ( 2014-03-17 18:57:49 -0500 )edit


ankit gravatar imageankit ( 2014-03-17 23:09:18 -0500 )edit

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