Chef cookbook for installing vmware tools
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vmware-tools Cookbook

Scope

Chef cookbook for installing VMware tools.

Attributes

  • default['vmware-tools']['update'] - default set to true, you know you want the newest always.
  • default['vmware-tools']['windows_reboot'] - default set to true, and if put at the first cookbook you'll reboot then run the rest of the run_list.
  • default['vmware-tools']['url'] - The location to get the Windows VMware-Tools executable from.
  • default['vmware-tools']['version'] - The version of the Windows VMware-Tool.

Usage

vmware-tools::default

The default recipe will install open-vm-tools of on a CentOS/Debian based machine. If you run this on Windows it install the public VMware Tools executable from https://packages.vmware.com.

If you have a specific place you want to install your Windows based VMware Tools from, override the default['vmware-tools']['url'] and default['vware-tools']['version'] in the default attributes.

Testing

For more details look at the TESTING.md.

License & Authors

If you would like to see the detailed LICENCE click here.

Copyright:: JJ Asghar

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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