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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 2

Automating vSphere Hypervisor Deployment and Configuration

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Prepare for an Installation
    • The Installation Medium
    • Gathering Required Software
  • Automate an Installation
    • Customizing an Installation with Kickstart
    • Postinstallation Configuration

T here was a time when automating an installation and configuration of the vSphere Hypervisor was quite difficult. Fortunately, VMware has worked hard to simplify the overall process. Today ninety percent of the installation is automated out of the box. In this chapter we will briefly walk through the various installation methods before taking a deep dive into automating that last 10 percent. We will cover several techniques for streamlining the installation ...

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