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Mastering vRealize Automation 6.2 by J. Powell

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vRealize Automation guest agents

We have mentioned vRealize Automation guest agents previously, and now they finally come into play. While they're not needed for clone and linked clone Blueprints, they are needed for Kickstart, SCCM, and WIM deployments.

Guest agents allow customizations to be performed after the operating system has been deployed. Most importantly, the agents can signal back to the vRA web portal that the VM provisioning has completed.

In Windows, the guest is installed as a service and runs only once. This occurs once the base operating system has been applied. It allows tasks, such as sysprep and system rearm to occur. However, in the following examples, we will have these tasks completed by other software products, such as SCCM ...

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