3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2012 8:24 PM by Bill Robinson

    ESX4.1 Provisioning Error via BSA

    Nitin Murkute

      Hi Friends,

       

       

      I am tring to do the provisioining of ESXi Server 4.1 via BBSA.

      My BBSA version is 8.1.02.250.

      I got the stuck as installation does not proceed further and does not get the call to BSA.

      Please find the attached document for the same.

       

       

      Thanks in Advance................

      Nitin

        • 1. Re: ESX4.1 Provisioning Error via BSA
          Bill Robinson

          can you describe how you have setup the tftproot and datastore location, and provide some screenshots of the OS definition ?

          • 2. Re: ESX4.1 Provisioning Error via BSA
            Nitin Murkute

            Thanks Bill for your reply,.,

             

            I have used the follwing steps for ESX Provisioning:-

             

            On PXE Server, created C:\MIDWIFE directory

            Changed line 21 of configsvc.pl to point to the location of a perl interpreter.

            Changed line 56 of esxconf.pl to point to the location of pxelinux.cfg file on the PXE server.

            Changed line 85 of esxconf.pl to point to the right location of bmiwin.exe, the right location for the Application Server, and the right

            port number(9131) for the application server.

             

            From a command prompt, I executed configsvc.pl.

            ISO extracted to a subdirectory "initrd=esx4i"  to C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\8.1\PXE\tftproot\X86PC\pxelinux\initrd=esxif

             

            Then I Created a System Package Type for ESXi 4.1 with the following parameters Installer Location: initrd=esx4i

            RSCD Installer Configuration: leave blank

            Boot Kernel File name: mboot.c32

            Boot Image File name: esx4i/vmkboot.gz

            Boot Kernel Parameter in BAsic Config :

            ks=http://??DATA_STORE.LOCATION??/??DATA_STORE.VIRTUAL_DIR??/??MAC_ADDRESS?? —

            initrd=esx4i/vmkernel.gz — initrd=esx4i/sys.vgz — initrd=esx4i/cim.vgz — initrd=esx4i/ienviron.vgz —

            initrd=esx4i/install.vgz

             

            Also I used the customized option for the kickstart file.

             

            Datastore conf:

            DAtastore.jpg

             

            Regards,

            Nitin

            • 3. Re: ESX4.1 Provisioning Error via BSA
              Bill Robinson

              you shouldn't need to do any perl script hacking.  is this still an issue?  if so, please open a support ticket and we can setup a webex and investigate.