[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Utility computing is envisioned as the future of enterprise IT environments. Achieving utility computing is a daunting task, because enterprise users have diverse and complex needs. In this paper we describe quartermaster, an integrated set of tools that addresses some of these needs. Quartermaster supports the entire lifecycle of computing tasks - including design, deployment, operation, and decommissioning of each task. Although individual components of this lifecycle have been addressed in earlier work, quartermaster integrates them in a unified framework using model-based automation. All tools within quartermaster are integrated using models based on the common information model (CIM), an industry-standard model from the distributed management task force (DMTF). The paper discusses the quartermaster implementation, and describes two case studies using quartermaster.