Install virtual extensions based on hypervisor




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Version information

  • 0.3.0 (latest)
  • 0.2.2
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1 (deleted)
  • 0.1.0 (deleted)
released Nov 9th 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat

Start using this module


thbe/virtual — version 0.3.0 Nov 9th 2017


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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with virtual
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module install and configure virtual machine support for several virtualization. Depending on the virtualization type it could be necessary to provide additional RPMs.

Module Description

This module install and configure virtual machine support for several virtualization.


What virtual affects

  • Virtual will install drivers for KVM, XEN, VirtualBox, VMware and Hyper-V

Beginning with virtual

The module isn't very complex right now, see the usage section for instructions.


The module can be used in standard or experimental mode. What kind of installation is performed can be controlled with parameters.


Simply call the module without parameter:

class { '::virtual': }


Simply call the module with parameter experimental enabled:

class { '::virtual': experimental => true }



This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 3.7 and higher. It requires working repositories for client packages, they won't be delivered within this module. Please read the support documentation on how you can get the necessary packages and provide them via a local repository (search for createrepo to see how this could be done).

The module has been tested on:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6/7
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6/7
  • CentOS Linux 6/7
  • Scientific Linux 6/7

Testing on other platforms has been light and cannot be guaranteed.

The documentation isn't feature complete yet and not all functions are documented.


If you like to add or improve this module, feel free to fork the module and send me a merge request with the modification.