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Mastering vRealize Automation 6.2 by J. Powell

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Creating a Blueprint with MDT

Using vRA with MDT is a great way to leverage automation that you may already be using in your environment. The same goes for SCCM and Kickstart. Why reinvent the wheel with vRA when we can leverage existing technologies? While we will not go into how to install and configure MDT (nor will we provide this information for SCCM or Kickstart), we will instruct you on how to tie it in to vRealize Automation.

Below, we will outline one of the more common ways to pull this off. First, let's cover at a high level what we are going to accomplish:

Notice this is very similar to a WIM deployment. At a high level, a Blueprint with MDT will work in this fashion:

  • MDT ISO is mounted and boots a small Windows based Kernel.
  • This launches ...

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