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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding the HA VIB to the image profile

If you are deploying stateless ESXi hosts using vSphere Auto Deploy, then you should be packaging the vSphere HA FDM VIB into the image profile; otherwise, you won't be able to enable HA on the auto-deployed hosts.

How to do it...

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required in adding the FDM VIB to the image profile:

  1. Use the cmdlet Connect-VIServer to add the vCenter server to the PowerCLI session:
    Connect-VIServer -Server vcenterhost001 -User Administrator -Password pass123
    
  2. Add the ESXi offline bundle to the session:
    Add-EsxSoftwareDepot -DepotUrl C:\Offline-Bundles\VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-1331820-depot.zip
    
  3. Add the vSphere HA depot to the session. The vSphere HA depot is at http://IP or FQDN ...

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