I have an ESXi 5.0 and VirtualCenter setup. I've created a VM template (let's call it rhel-template) and I want to deploy it from the command-line (via esxcli).
How do I do so?
I intend to change the "cli" template a litlle bit and read the comment which says:If you want to edit this template, create a template subpage of your user, copy the text and experiment there.Although reading the MediaWiki entries for "Template:subpage", template sandbox- and testing-subpages, I don't really get what I'm supposed to do here.
I am working on building a new virtual machine with CentOS installed on it. It takes a lot of time to setup and build servers to include all of the hardening steps, service changes, custom monitoring scripts, etc. To this end, I was curious if there was a way to define a template of the base server install that could be used to spin off copies of other servers of the same type?
I'm looking at the http://docs.opscode.com/chef/resources.html#execute and under "Execute" in "Execute a command using a template", they call template with parenthesis around the argument. Just a handful of statements earlier, they call execute sans parenthesis. For the rest of the document, template is called without parenthesis. Is there a reason for this inconsistency?
From what I understand, CloudFormation template can retrieve a file from remote and run it (Ex: bash shell), for example: download a bash script to install Graphite/OpenTSDB RRD tools.
My question is: is there any best practice between using CloudFormation template commands to do installation steps by steps vs using CloudFormation template to retrieve the bash script to run installation?