vshield

VMware vShield puppet module

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  • 0.5.0 (latest)
  • 0.0.1
released Apr 21st 2015

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vmware/vshield — version 0.5.0 Apr 21st 2015

VMware vShield module

This module manages resources in VMware vCloud Network and Security 5.1 (vCNS), i.e. vShield.

Description

VMware vCloud Network and Security is deployed via a virtual appliance. The module is able to attach vCNS to a vCenter and manages vCNS 5.1 resources via vShield API through REST.

+------------+         +--------+
|            | vSphere |  vCSA  | <-
|   Puppet   | +-----> +--------+  |
| Management |                     | register
|    Host    | vShield +--------+  |
|            | +-----> |  vCNS  | --
+------------+         +--------+

Installation

$ puppet module install vmware/vshield

Usage

Two transport connection is required for managing vShield resources, since vShield is dependent on a vCenter:

transport { 'vshield':
  username => 'admin',
  password => 'default',
  server   => 'vshield.lab'
}

transport { 'vcenter':
  username => 'root',
  password => 'vmware',
  server   => 'vcenter.lab',
  options  => { 'insecure' => true, },
}

Establishing connection to vCenter is specified by vshield_global_config:

vshield_global_config { 'vshield.lab'
  vc_info   => {
    ip_address => 'vcenter.lab',
    user_name  => 'root',
    password   => 'vmware',
  },
  time_info => { 'ntp_server' => 'us.pool.ntp.org', }
  dns_info  => { 'primary_dns' => '8.8.8.8' },
  transport => Transport['vshield'],
}

The vCenter transport server attribute must match vshield_global_config[vc_info][ip_address] returned by the vShield API. Connectivity to vCenter is necessary to translate resource (such as a datacenter, esx host, or folder name) to vSphere Managed Object Reference (MoRef) required by the vShield API.

vshield_edge can be deployed to compute resource in a datacenter:

vshield_edge { 'vshield.lab:edge_dmz':
  ensure           => present,
  datacenter_name  => 'datacenter_1',
  compute          => 'cluster_dmz_1',
  enable_aesni     => false,
  enable_fips      => false,
  enable_tcp_loose => false,
  vse_log_level    => 'info',
  fqdn             => "edge.dmz.lab",
  transport        => Transport['vshield'],
}

See tests folder for additional examples.