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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 4. Using ESXi Image Builder

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Downloading an ESXi offline bundle
  • Creating an image profile by cloning a predefined profile
  • Removing an ESXi image profile
  • Adding a VIB (software package) to an image profile
  • Adding the HA VIB to the image profile
  • Exporting an image profile as an ISO or offline bundle
  • Creating an image profile from scratch
  • Applying an image profile to the host

Introduction

As the name suggests, the ESXi Image Builder is used to build ESXi bootable images. It is particularly useful when there is a need to custom-build an ESXi image. For example, it can be used to custom-build ESXi images with an updated device driver and that can be used in your vSphere environment. The VMware Auto ...

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