vcenter

vcenter puppet module
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  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Jul 3rd 2019

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puppetlabs/vcenter — version 0.2.0 Jul 3rd 2019

VMware vCenter module for Puppet

This module deploys VMware vCenter and manages folders, datacenter, ESX host and clusters.

Installation

The vCenter module depends on the following modules:

The modules can be installed via puppet module tool (require version 2.7.14+):

puppet module install puppetlabs/vcenter
Preparing to install into /Users/nan/.puppet/modules ...
Downloading from http://forge.puppetlabs.com ...
Installing -- do not interrupt ...
/Users/nan/.puppet/modules
└─┬ puppetlabs-vcenter (v0.1.0)
  ├─┬ puppetlabs-mssql (v0.1.0)
  │ └── puppetlabs-dism (v0.1.0)
  └── puppetlabs-registry (v0.1.1)

Usage

Parameters:

  • media: vCenter installation software media location.
  • sql_media: Microsoft SQL installation software media location.
  • username: vcenter service account (default: VCENTER).
  • password: vcenter service account password (default: 'vC3nt!2008demo'),
  • jvm_memory_option: vcenter sql server size, support S, M, L.
  • client: install vsphere client software (default: true).

Example:

class vcenter {
  media => 's:\\',
  jvm_memory_option => 'M',
}

If you already have vCenter deployed or are using vCSA, rbvmomi package is the only dependency for vCenter resources:

package { 'rbvmomi':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => 'gem',
}

Vc_folder {
  require => Pakcage['rbvmomi'],
}
...
Vc_host {
  require => Pakcage['rbvmomi'],
}

vc_folder

Manages vCenter folders.

vc_folder { 'lab1':
  path       => '/stumptown_lab1', # namevar
  ensure     => present,
  connection => 'administrator:puppet@vcenter.puppetlabs.lan',
}

vc_datacenter

Manages vCenter datacenter.

vc_datacenter { 'dc1':
  path       => '/stumptown_lab1/datacenter1', # namevar
  ensure     => present,
  connection => 'administrator:puppet@vcenter.puppetlabs.lan',
}

vc_cluster

Manages vCenter cluster.

vc_cluster { 'cl1':
  path       => '/stumptown_lab1/datacenter1/cluster1', # namevar
  ensure     => present,
  connection => 'administrator:puppet@vcenter.puppetlabs.lan',
}

vc_host

Manages vCenter host.

vc_cluster { '192.168.1.1':
  path       => '/stumptown_lab1/datacenter1/cluster1', # namevar
  ensure     => present,
  username   => 'root',  # ESX host username
  password   => 'demo1', # ESX host password
  connection => 'administrator:puppet@vcenter.puppetlabs.lan',
}

Export and Collect vc_host resources:

In puppet.conf enable storeconfig to support export resources on the Puppet master. The following section is an example for mysql, see documentation other databases such as puppetdb.

[master]
  storeconfigs         = true
  storeconfigs_backend = mysql
  dbuser               = puppet
  dbpassword           = password
  dbserver             = master.puppetlabs.local

The provision host can export vc_host resources to be managed by vCenter controlled by puppet:

@@vc_host { '192.168.1.1':
  ensure   => 'present',
  username => 'root',
  password => 'demo1',
  tag      => 'beaker',
}

On the puppet master specify where these tags get collected for the vCenter system.

node vcenter.puppetlabs.local {
  vc_folder { '/lab':
    ensure => present,
  }

  vc_datacenter { [ '/lab/ny', '/lab/ca' ]:
    ensure => present,
  }

  vc_cluster { [ '/lab/ny/kermit', '/lab/ca/beaker' ]:
    ensure => present,
  }

  # Collect resource specify path and connection for vc_host:
  Vc_host <<| tag=='kermit' |>> {
    ensure     => present,
    path       => '/lab/ny/kermit',
    connection => 'administrator:vmware@192.168.72.100',
  }

  Vc_host <<| tag=='dc2' |>> {
    ensure     => present,
    path       => '/lab/ca/beaker',
    connection => 'administrator:vmware2@192.168.72.100',
  }
}