I have deployed a Chef infrastructure on my customer’s site, only on
Linux systems for now, and I wonder if it’s possible to install the Chef
client on the Service Console of the VMware VSphere 4.x hypervisors?
The VSphere Service Console is a modified Red Hat distribution:
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga)
# uname -a
Linux lsvsphere01 2.6.18-164.ESX #1 Tue Oct 26 03:35:26 PDT 2010
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
The distribution is not complete, there is no Ruby interpreter, but even
Perl 5.8.8 & Python 2.4.3 are installed. So I guess it should be
feasible to install the needed dependency and run a Chef agent.
Has anyone already done this?
Farzad FARID / Architecte Open Source
Pragmatic Source / http://www.pragmatic-source.com
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