Using Terraform to Deploy the VMware Nested ESXi Appliance

Published on June 29, 2020 under Automation and VMware · Tagged Terraform, ESXi and vSphere · Read in about 1 min (120 words)

With the addition of OVF/OVA customized properties in Terraform, I figured I would put together a few runbooks for appliances to deploy. This post will cover the details deploy the Nested ESXi Appliance.

Pre-Requsites

Execute the Runbook

  • The script is pretty straight forward, you will need to download the Appliance OVA to a local directory and fill in the appropriate variables on the configuration file. Terraform also supports a Remote OVF, but due to performance reasons I have find local to work better.

Conclusion

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