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How to use Auto Deploy feature in vSphere 7

In this post, we will explore Auto Deploy feature in vSphere 7. Auto Deploy is used for ESXi host image deployment that is fully automated and the install is done using TFTP Server, ESXi Offline Bundle and Host Profile. With this feature configured and tested, you don’t need to use CD/DVD or USB stick to deploy ESXi image to a host manually.

I am going to use Stateless deployment for this lab test. In the next blog, I will write about Stateless with Caching and Stateful with Install.

Enjoy!

Ram

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Nested ESXi6.0 install on Hyper-V Windows Server 2019

In this post, I will show you the steps involved in nesting ESXi6.0 within Hyper-V Windows Server 2019. Please note ESXi6.5 and ESXi7.0 nesting within Hyper-V will not work because VMWare has removed such feature support. So you will have to test with ESXi6.0 only.

Also another note to consider – vCenter Server Appliance 7.0 will not allow to add ESXi6.0 host into vCenter, however, you will be able to connect to ESXi6.0 host using IP Address or Hostname directly.

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