I finished my Chef Recipes and obviously next step is to create and bootstrap VMware virtual machines directly from scripts. I started to test 2 knife plugins knife-esx and knife-vsphere. Quickly I dropped knife-esx solution, because was based on ssh access to the ESX host and we, “the common people”, don’t have rights on that machine. A little bit about my ESX environment: Is an environment with multiple datacenters, multiple clusters, hundreds of virtual machines. On this environment I don’t have full access and requesting one, it takes weeks/months (a lot of bureaucracy).