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Install Hyper-V tools on Linux guests with Puppet


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Nov 6th 2015
This version is compatible with:
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'jgazeley-hyperv', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add jgazeley-hyperv
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install jgazeley-hyperv --version 0.1.0

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jgazeley/hyperv — version 0.1.0 Nov 6th 2015


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Compatibility
  4. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module installs Hyper-V tools on Linux guests.


This module takes no options. To use it, simply do

include hyperv


Hyper-V compatibility between distributions is... interesting.


RHEL includes all related EL distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc. RHEL5 had patchy support for Hyper-V so this module only works on RHEL6 and RHEL7. See Microsoft's documentation


RHEL is derived from Fedora so compatibility is the same, and Fedora has supported Hyper-V for ages. This module only supports Fedora 21 and newer, because 20 and older are no longer receiving security updates and should not be used.


Debian 7 and 8 support Hyper-V natively. This module will work with Debian but it won't actually do anything. See Microsoft's documentation


Ubuntu has supported Hyper-V since 12.04. This module installs some extras. See Microsoft's documentation.


These distros work and are supported by this module.

Distro Versions
RHEL 6 and newer
Fedora 21 and newer
Debian 7 and newer
Ubuntu 12.04 and newer


Please send pull requests for adding support for other distros or fixing bugs.