Cookbook idea: virt-tools , paravirtualization tools for guest systems


#1

I need a cookbook for installing paravirtualization tools for various
guests, whether running on top of virtualbox, KVM, or vmware’s ESX server.

Does that same functionality currently exist somewhere else? If not i will
polish version 0.0.1 of my ‘virt-tools’ cookbook w/ support for vmware-tools
on CentOS.

BryanWB


#2

I did something simple like this on ubuntu and with vmware tools. Recipe
looks like this and presumes a local copy of the tools deb repo:

On 10/12/11 4:50 AM, “Bryan Berry” bryan.berry@gmail.com wrote:

I need a cookbook for installing paravirtualization tools for various guests,
whether running on top of virtualbox, KVM, or vmware’s ESX server.

Does that same functionality currently exist somewhere else? If not i will
polish version 0.0.1 of my ‘virt-tools’ cookbook w/ support for vmware-tools
on CentOS.

BryanWB


#3

The yumrepo cookbook has a vmware-tools recipe for RHEL/CentOS, which
installs the yum version of VMware-Tools from
http://packages.vmware.com. Link:
https://github.com/atomic-penguin/cookbooks/blob/yumrepo/yumrepo/recipes/vmware-tools.rb

It even cleans up previous manual installations from the VMware-Tools
tarball or RPM which ships with ESX.

Eric G. Wolfe
Senior Linux Administrator,
IT Infrastructure Systems

Marshall University Computing Services
Drinko Library 428-K
One John Marshall Dr.
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304.696.3428
Email: eric.wolfe@marshall.edu

Some assembly required.

On 11/14/2011 04:49 PM, Shadow Roldan wrote:

I did something simple like this on ubuntu and with vmware
tools. Recipe looks like this and presumes a local copy of the tools
deb repo: https://gist.github.com/1365295

On 10/12/11 4:50 AM, “Bryan Berry” <bryan.berry@gmail.com
mailto:bryan.berry@gmail.com> wrote:

I need a cookbook for installing paravirtualization tools  for
various guests, whether running on top of virtualbox, KVM, or
vmware's ESX server.

Does that same functionality currently exist somewhere else? If
not i will polish version 0.0.1 of my 'virt-tools' cookbook w/
support for vmware-tools on CentOS.

BryanWB