Chaperone is an Automation toolkit rooted in DevOps principals for deploying and configuring a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) based Hybrid Cloud Management platform. It is intended to expedite and standardize "typical" deployments and configuration of VMware solutions including vSphere/vCenter, NSX, VIO, vRA, vRO, vROps, vRLI, vRB and others as the toolkit grows.
Chaperone is a work in progress. We will continue to add new functionality and products to the Chaperone base.
Current Standard Configurations Supported
The ansible playbooks are used to configure and deploy several standard platforms. The following are under active development, but are considered fairly complete:
- Chaperone for VIO (Open Stack Integration)
- Chaperone for CNA (Cloud Native Application Platform)
- Chaperone for CMP (Hybrid Cloud Management Platform)
The following are under active development
- Chaperone for NSX
- Chaperone for VxRails
- Chaperone for kubernetes
- Chaperone for IOT platforms
Setup and Run Chaperone
Read the developer guide if you are interested in the development process of Chaperone
Chaperone is built from lots of smaller pieces with a glue of UI and Ansible Playbooks.
The following is a current list of sub-projects:
License and Copyright
Copyright 2016 VMware, Inc.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
Initially created in 2015 by Tom Hite / VMware.