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