Using vCloud with vCenter Auto Deploy

In this recipe, we will explore the possibilities that the integration of vCloud with other VMware products can accomplish. This recipe isn't easy, but will teach you a lot.

Getting ready

We need the following:

  • vCenter
  • PowerCLI
  • Auto Deploy
  • A dedicated user for Auto Deploy
  • A TFTP server (either a Linux setup or something similar to http://tftpd32.jounin.net/)
  • A DHCP server (either a Linux or a Windows one)

Depending on the size of your installation, a separate Windows host for the deployment is a good idea; however, it can also work directly on the vCenter's VM.

How to do it...

This is not a step-by-step explanation as you are used to, as this recipe alone would fill 20 pages; however, I have laid out the most important ...

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