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Puppet module to manage VMware Operating System Specific Packages for VMware tools installation.

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README.md

Puppet VMware Tools OSP Module

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Introduction

This module manages the installation of the Operating System Specific Packages for VMware Tools. This allows you to use your operating system's native tools to install and update the VMware Tools.

Actions:

  • Removes old VMwareTools package or runs vmware-uninstall-tools.pl if found.
  • Installs a VMware YUM repository (defaults to the 'latest' package repository).
  • Installs the OSP VMware Tools.
  • Starts the vmware-tools service.

OS Support:

  • RedHat family - tested on CentOS 5.5+, CentOS 6.2+, RHEL 5.9, RHEL 6.4, and OEL 5.5+
  • SuSE family - untested (initial support for yumrepo) (patches welcome)
  • Ubuntu - presently unsupported (patches welcome)

Class documentation is available via puppetdoc.

Examples

Top Scope variable (i.e. via Dashboard):

$vmwaretools_tools_version = '4.1'
$vmwaretools_autoupgrade = true
include 'vmwaretools'

Parameterized Class:

class { 'vmwaretools':
  tools_version => '4.0u3',
  autoupgrade   => true,
}

Mirror packages.vmware.com to a local host and point the vmwaretools class at it.

class { 'vmwaretools':
  yum_server            => 'http://yumserver.example.lan',
  yum_path              => '/yumdir/v2.3.0',
  just_prepend_yum_path => true,
}

Turn off configuration of the software repository so that some other tool (ie RHN Satellite) or class can take care of it.

class { 'vmwaretools':
  manage_repository => false,
}

Notes

  • Only tested on CentOS 5.5+ and CentOS 6.2+ x86_64 with 4.0latest.
  • Not supported on Fedora or Debian as these distros are not supported by the OSP.
  • Supports yumrepo proxy, proxy_username, proxy_password, yum priorities, yum repo protection, and using a local mirror for the yum_server and yum_path.
  • Supports not managing the yumrepo configuration via manage_repository => false.
  • No other VM tools (ie Open Virtual Machine Tools) will be supported.

Issues

  • Does not install Desktop (X Window) components.

TODO

  • Support installation of Desktop (X Window) packages.
  • Add logic to handle RHEL5 i386 PAE kernel on OSP 5.0+.

Contributing

Please see DEVELOP.md for contribution information.

License

Please see LICENSE file.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2012 Mike Arnold mike@razorsedge.org

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