THe VGP will either create a new VM container, with no OS in it, or deploy a pre-created VMware 'template' into a new container.
Ok, the VGP can contain a VM Template.
But can I also put in the VGP :
- ISO Operative System image?
- Operative System to be installed from PXE?
- Golden snapshots?
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1. No. You cannot specify an Operating System ISO image anywhere in the VGP.
2. If you want to install the OS from PXE, you can create a VM container with no OS in it. What this would do is it would automatically enroll that dummy VM container and its MAC Address into BladeLogic. You can then use the BladeLogic Provisioning solution to go ahead and install the OS on this VM container through PXE, etc.
3. By Golden Snapshots, do you mean VMware snapshots? There is no provision for this (or any other snapshot as such) in the VGP. What are the snapshots you are referring to here?
Do you mean a Gold Image (VM template with LUN alignment and sysprep etc)?
If so then yes you would just be using the template from vCenter to provision new VM's to the ESX clusters
The Golden Snapshot is a BladeLogic Snapshot of a VM that I use like refence model to adopt for others VMs.
I have one more question.. the Installation from PXE,is automated once that I have deployed the VGP or additional BladeLogic jobs are needed?
like I wrote before the Golden Snapshot is a BladeLogic Snaphot.
The BladeLogic Snapshot cannot be used as a bare-metal restore.