[CentOS] Vmware - Slightly off topic

Wed Apr 25 04:25:31 UTC 2018
Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:20 PM, Jack Bailey <jack at internetguy.net> wrote:
>>> What is the correct way to provide a CentOS 7 - WMware image for ESX ?
>> You are probably looking for VMware Converter which can p2v or v2v.
>> IMO: if you are creating a VM image which is a binary blob or image then
>> you are doing it wrong. Have the VM/server/desktop be a simple
>> next/next/next install and the incorporate a config management tool
>> (puppet/ansible/etc) to make it the way you like it. VM-as-code if you
>> will. This results in a reproducible thing instead of an unmanageable
>> thing.
> I'm doing this sort of thing, and frankly, VMware Converter would be my last
> choice.
> One project uses packer, the other, a combination of shell scripts,
> genisoimage, and Virtualbox's vboxmanage.  Both projects build a VM and
> export it to an OVA.  Example usage, these are great for creating new VMs
> from the CentOS rolling ISOs.

      Glad to know I am not the only one using packer...
> As for getting the OVA into vSphere's inventory, I'm using Powershell
> (Ansible's VMware support wasn't so great when I was working on the
> projects).
> Jack
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