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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Testing Auto Deploy

Now that we have deploy rules created, let's boot up an ESX server in the subnet and check if it is able to fetch and load the image from the Auto Deploy server.

How to do it…

  1. Start the machine intended to host the ESXi server. If everything has been configured correctly, then it will PXE-boot and will start loading the VIBs from the cache to the server's memory:
    How to do it…
  2. Once it is done, it will load all the VIBs into its memory and it will finish booting up the ESXi server:
    How to do it…
  3. As per the deploy rule, it should add the host to SiteA-Cluster. ...

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