The virt-who package allows you to map virtual machines to the physical host so that you can take advantage of RedHat Virtual Data Center licensing when using Satellite 6.1. It allows you to use your Hypervisor Host (in this case VMware ESXi) as a content host within Satellite. Therefore allowing you to assign RHEL licenses to the hosts directly, rather than individually on the virtual machine.

To do this, I’m going to leverage Puppet. In my puppet manifest I have:

file { '/etc/virt-who.d/vcenter.conf':
  ensure => file,
  owner  => 'root',
  mode   => 644,
  group  => 'root',
  source => "puppet:///modules/profiles/center"
}

And on the puppet server in: /etc/puppet/modules/profiles/files/

I have a file called vcenter, it looks like this:

[vcenter.domain.internal]
type=esx
server=vcenter.domain.internal
username=administrator@domain.internal.vmw
password=Password1!
#encryped_password=
owner="1"
env=Library
hypervisor_id=hostname

With this configuration, my ESX hosts will show up under Satellite > Hosts > Content Hosts

virt-who content hosts

Here you can see that Satellite now can identify the VM’s then running on the Hypervisor Host

Every week brings major progress on the data center build out. This week the first ceiling went in, most of the drywall in the main room was finished and the sub-floor was sealed.

Check out the latest time lapse video!

Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room

Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room

Please join us for the March 2016 edition of Columbus vBeers. We are returning to Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room. The Tap Room is located at the rear of the building on the corner of Lazelle & Hickory Streets.
Stop by to enjoy a brew and some techie conversation.

Please take a moment to register for this event here.

Location: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Address: 215 N 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Date: March,10 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Sponsored by CBTS

Sponsored by CBTS

A big shout out to CBTS for sponsoring this event. Join us for an evening of creating connections and building your network in a relaxed and fun environment. Networking is an essential aspect of your professional growth and development. Connect with an array of professionals while enjoying a drink.

 

Questions, hit me up at @esarakaitis

Time for our first meetup of 2016. Join us for a couple of firsts. Our first visit to Zauber Brewing Company and a first time sponsor. LANDESK Software is graciously sponsoring us. LANDESK Software provides systems management, security management, service management, asset management, and process management solutions.

 

Join us for an evening of creating connections and building your network in a relaxed and fun environment. Networking is an essential aspect of your professional growth and development. Connect with an array of professionals while enjoying a drink and discussing what challenges the new year will provide.

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Please take a moment to let us know you are coming – – -> Register Here

Location: Zauber Brewing Company
Address: 909 W 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Date: Feb. 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Any questions, feel free to contact me at @VTScott.