Virtualization is supposed to make you more efficient and agile, but often, virtual machine (VM) sprawl and configuration drift actually slow you down. Puppet Enterprise eliminates configuration drift by automatically maintaining the desired state of your VMs and the applications running on them. Plus you get full visibility into your virtual infrastructure throughout its lifecycle.
Provision, configure & manage your vSphere VMs
The Puppet Enterprise vSphere module can be used to provision virtual machines consistently and repeatedly. The module lets you treat your virtual infrastructure as code, so you can:
- Automate provisioning of new application stacks in vSphere.
- Automatically and dynamically add virtual infrastructure, based on external data.
VMware® vRealize™ Automation is a cloud automation platform that lets administrators configure policy-based IT services — from infrastructure through full application stacks — and make them available to users via a self-service portal. vRealize Automation Application Services integrates with Puppet Enterprise, so you can use Puppet to build multi-tier stacks with one click deploys from the vRealization Automation catalog.
vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) allows admins to automate IT workflows that would normally require multiple manual steps. The vRO Puppet plugin is a collection of workflows that let you automate installation of the Puppet agent onto a node, including certificate signing and node classification. The plugin is available on VMware's Solution Exchange.
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