if you are using a VMware template via the vgp/j then you don't pxe boot, the os is already installed in the container and blade, via vmware, will customized the OS.
i'm not sure about the capacity question - someone else may know the answer to that.
VMware provisioning with BladeLogic is basically a wrapper around the "Deploy template with customizations" option in vSphere. It uses the VMware Web API SDK to call the same commands that you would do via vSphere. The only added part i sthat BladeLOgic automatically enrolls the target after the template clone has been done and you can then do some post configuration and compliance etc, using BladeLogic jobs.
In the end, you can have a full end to end solution where you clone a vanilla version of Windows for example, and then push software and use deploy jobs to customize it further without any human intervention.
Bare metal provisioning (PXE booting for example) is a totally different thing. You don't need PXE for VMware provisioning.
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- PXE won't support to deploy the VGP(Template based provisioning), use the VGJ job to deploy it.
- If you use pxe based provisioning then you have to reboot the target manually or use custom script in BSA to call the VMWare API will help to restart the target.
- Enroll the VCenter Server and distribute the CO will help you to check the capacity of ESX server. Just browse the server and get the details.
- BBSA doesn't provision the VMWare automatically based on available datastore/space, You have to select it. VGP/VGJ will show the available datastore/space while creating.
In order to build new Virtual machine, should I install RSCD agent on ESX server or just VCenter server is fine?
Enroll the VCenter in BSA.
Make sure the esx will be enrolled in VC so u can live browse esx from blade after distributing co.
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you will install the rscd agent on your vcenter server. you will push the vmware 'co' to that server from blade and perform some configuration so that bsa can talk to vcenter through the vmware api as yanick mentions.