If you would like to retro fit a ESXi 4.1 bare metal provisioning to BladeLogic 8.1 (pre SP2) and 8.0 here is an easy workaround.
It uses a parameterized BLpackage to delpoy the kickstart file to the depot and this kickstart file path is is hardcoded in the kernel paremeters for the boot image .
Pros of this approach : Can be easily migrated over to 8.1 SP2 when it arrives and can be used in previous version of BladeLogic .
Cons : Can only bare metal provision one ESXi at a time .
- Attached 8.1 Blpackage "ESXi Provision"
- Attached run time parameters for the job "Job Parameters"
- Attached TFTP and Kernel parameters under "TFTP and Kernel" parameters.
- Sample output generated in the Kickstart file