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Is it possible to set up virtual servers by using Chef

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Hi
Our office has a  vmware based virtual servers infrastructure managed by vCenter .
and I am considering to automate virtual servers deployment, so i would like to ask

Is it possible to set up virtual servers by using Chef for
building virtual servers from template
choosing resource pool
selecting datastore
giving hostname/ipaddress/other basic settings appropriately
etc

Are there any advantage to use Chef rather than vCloud Director ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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You should be able to able to automate the process using Chef, or you could also use VMware Orchestrator. (included!).

Anything that can comminicate via SOAP, using the vSphere APIs, or Powershell can drive vCenter Server.

vCloud Director offers more than just the ability to create VMs, e.g. network fencing, isolation, as well as provisioning.
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