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What is the preferred way to install software?

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I have been doing some reading, and am having trouble getting this one question answered.  What is the preferred way to install software?  I am creating a new VM deploy workflow, and am not sure how most people do this.  Perhaps I am just missing something.  Do people usually just use an external script called by part of the workflow, or is there a better way to do it? 

I need to install things like SCOM, SCCM, AV, and some standard tools.  Normally I would just use a script, copy the installer local, install, and then clean up.  Is that bad when you are using vRA, and vRO? 

Thanks

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daphnissov
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If you are licensed for vRA Enterprise, the preferable way is via software components. If not, there are a variety of other methods including vRO, guest scripts, config management tools (Puppet, Chef) and more.

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daphnissov
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If you are licensed for vRA Enterprise, the preferable way is via software components. If not, there are a variety of other methods including vRO, guest scripts, config management tools (Puppet, Chef) and more.

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TechFly
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That's exactly what I needed.  Thanks.

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