Blade ZipKit - System Package - VMware ESXi 5.1

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    Blade ZipKit Package Info

    Name: ESXi 5.1 System Package

    Type: OS System Package
    BSA Compatible Version: 8.3, 8.7
    Version: 1.0
    More Info: Creating a System Package

    Created by: Akbar Aziz

    This system package is for VMware ESXi 5.1.


    Instructions for importing the package:

    1. Download the attached zip file
    2. Extract the content to a location accessible by the BSA Console
    3. From the BSA Console, select Depot, right-click and select Import
    4. Browse to the location of the un-zipped folder (example: ESXi 5.1)
    5. Check the box for "Automatically map or create export group"
    6. Click Next twice
    7. Select a location where to place this new package in BSA (default will keep structure of the package as it was exported)
    8. Click Finish


    Once the import has completed, browse to the location of the package in the Depot to confirm the configuration and settings.



    • There are commands defined in the Additional entries for the kick-start file section which perform multiple functions like entering the license key, enabling local console, enabling SSH, creating a sample banner. These are all optional and can be removed as needed.
    • It creates an entry in the Provisioning Manager Configuration for ESXi 5.1 with paths defined for the OS installer. This can be modified for your environment.



    *Note: This is a community supported package.