OS Deployment - Deploying a standard image

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    This document assumes you have already configured your OS Deployment manager, as described in this document, and captured a standard image as described in this document. If you have not, please take a few moments to review these documents before proceeding.

     

    1. Once the standard image has been captured, we will start the OS Deployment wizard (by clicking Wizards > OS Deployment) again to create the deployment project.
    2. As with the capture project, the first page of the wizard will prompt you to select an OS Deployment manager where the project will be created.
    3. On the Deployment Type page, click the WIM Image Mode option:
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    4. On the project Properties page, fill in the presented fields. A description of the fields can be found in the capturing a standard image document, linked above.
    5. On the Image page, select the option to use an existing image, then select the image created for the capture project:
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    6. After clicking next, you will see the prompt shown below. Please click "Yes" on this prompt:
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    7. On the Image Parameters page, click next without making any changes (these fields are automatically filled in based on the image you selected in the previous step).
    8. On the Target List Configuration page, select "Create a new target list"
    9. On the Target List page, click the "Create a new target" button
    10. In the Create a New Target window, the previously greyed out options for PXE Subnet Filter and PXE Menu are now available:
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      • Target: Just like in the capture project, you can enter the MAC address of the system which will receive this image. Please keep in mind that when using this option, you must add each target device to the target list individually.
      • PXE Subnet Filter: When using this option, any system which PXE boots, and which has received an IP address from the DHCP server which matches the PXE Subnet Filter field will boot into the OS Deployment project, and receive the image. As an example, entering a filter of 10.1.1.* will deploy an image to any device whose IP starts with 10.1.1 (i.e. 10.1.1.1-10.1.1.254). The PXE menu option is more commonly used.
      • PXE Menu: This is the most commonly used target type, and the type we will use in this example. When using this type, a system which PXE boots will display a menu showing a list of available OS Deployment projects, allowing the administrator to select the appropriate project for the target device.
    11. On the Disk Configuration page of the wizard, we will select "Disk with one partition" in this example. This will create a single partition which uses the entire disk, which is the most common configuration.
    12. On the Deployment Drivers page, add any NIC or disk controller drivers required by the system we are capturing from. If you are not sure if additional drivers are required for your target system, leave these unchecked (they can be added to the project later if needed). Click next when finished.
    13. If you selected the PXE Menu option when creating the target list, you will now see the PXE Menu Parameters page in the wizard (if you selected another target type, this page will be skipped automatically).
      1. Enter a caption, and optionally a description for the project. The caption will appear in the menu itself, and the description will appear near the bottom of the screen when this menu item is selected.
      2. Because we have not yet created a menu, we will need to do so by clicking the Create a PXE start menu button:
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      3. In the Create a New PXE Boot Menu window, enter a name, scope, and optionally a note (the name and note fields do not have any specific requirements, though name can not be left blank). The scope field has the same requirements as the PXE Subnet Filter target list type described above).
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    14. On the Project Build Date page, select Immediately in the Start Execution Date field, and ensure the Activate box is checked.
    15. Once the dashboard shows that the build has completed, please PXE boot the target to start the deployment process.