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Using ESXi Autodeploy

Using ESXi Autodeploy

I’m new to the ESXi Autodeploy bandwagon but I’ve got to say after using it for the first time I’m sold. If you are interested in what Autodeploy is a quick summary is that it allows you to dynamically install ESXi via PXE on servers and add them to your vSphere Infrastructure in an intelligent manner, all automatically. For this real life example I have 2 Clusters of 7 HP BL490c G7 Blades that I need to dynamically provision with…

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vSphere AutoDeploy Fails – License Error

vSphere AutoDeploy Fails – License Error

If you have a valid license assigned to your Datacenter using Bulk Licensing and yet when you boot a blade using AutoDeploy you get an error “License not Available to perform the operation. The Evaluation Mode license assigned to Host machine.sub.domain.com has expired” boot your servers into the BIOS and set the clock to the right time. Trust me… just do it… Coming Soon – New post on configuring AutoDeploy complete with custom driver install and host profiles. Also a…

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