VMware vSphere is a management platform for virtual infrastructure and cloud computing.
The vSphere module for Salt Cloud requires the PySphere package, which is available at PyPI:
This package can be installed using pip or easy_install:
# pip install pysphere # easy_install pysphere
Set up the cloud config at
/etc/salt/cloud.providers or in the
my-vsphere-config: driver: vsphere # Set the vSphere access credentials user: marco password: polo # Set the URL of your vSphere server url: 'vsphere.example.com'
在 2015.8.0 版更改.
provider parameter in cloud provider definitions was renamed to
change was made to avoid confusion with the
provider parameter that is used in cloud profile
definitions. Cloud provider definitions now use
driver to refer to the Salt cloud module that
provides the underlying functionality to connect to a cloud host, while cloud profiles continue
provider to refer to provider configurations that you define.
vSphere uses a Managed Object Reference to identify objects located in vCenter. The MOR ID's are used when configuring a vSphere cloud profile. Use the following reference when locating the MOR's for the cloud profile.
Set up an initial profile at
/etc/salt/cloud.profiles or in the
vsphere-centos: provider: my-vsphere-config image: centos # Optional datastore: datastore-15 resourcepool: resgroup-8 folder: salt-cloud host: host-9 template: False
Enter the name that was specified when the cloud provider profile was created.
Images available to build an instance can be found using the --list-images option:
# salt-cloud --list-images my-vsphere-config
The MOR of the datastore where the virtual machine should be located. If not specified, the current datastore is used.
The MOR of the resourcepool to be used for the new vm. If not set, it will use the same resourcepool as the original vm.
Name of the folder that will contain the new VM. If not set, the VM will be added to the folder the original VM belongs to.
The MOR of the host where the vm should be registered.
- If not specified:
- if resourcepool is not specified, the current host is used.
- if resourcepool is specified, and the target pool represents a stand-alone host, the host is used.
- if resourcepool is specified, and the target pool represents a DRS-enabled cluster, a host selected by DRS is used.
- if resourcepool is specified, and the target pool represents a cluster without DRS enabled, an InvalidArgument exception will be thrown.
Specifies whether or not the new virtual machine should be marked as a template. Default is False.