Describe the components and architecture of an Auto Deploy environment

The Auto Deploy environment relies on several components for its functionality, and it requires a vCenter Server already present in the vSphere infrastructure to provide the Auto Deploy feature. Let's take a look at the following diagram:

Figure 8.1: Auto Deploy components

The following services must be available and are prerequisites for successfully deploying ESXi hosts using the Auto Deploy capability:

  • PXE bootThis must be configured in the new host to connect to a TFTP server.
  • Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP): Used to retrieve the files used to get boot images. ...

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