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    Scripted ESXi 7 Install

    A scripted install of ESXi 7 is the standard for five or more hosts. You boot ESXi from a CD or DVD, USB device or PXE boot from a location on the network.  On boot, ESXi reads the kickstart file to automate the ESXi install to disk.

    1. Use the sample kickstart file to create an install script
    #
    # Sample scripted installation file
    #
    
    # Accept the VMware End User License Agreement
    vmaccepteula
    
    # Set the root password for the DCUI and Tech Support Mode
    rootpw myp@ssw0rd
    
    # Install on the first local disk available on machine
    install --firstdisk --overwritevmfs
    
    # Set the network to DHCP on the first network adapter
    network --bootproto=dhcp --device=vmnic0
    
    # A sample post-install script
    %post --interpreter=python --ignorefailure=true
    import time
    stampFile = open('/finished.stamp', mode='w')
    stampFile.write( time.asctime() )

    2. The kickstart script must be in a location where ESXi can access by CDROM or DVD, USD device, HTTP or HTTPS, FTP or NFS. In this article, Internet Information Services (IIS) is storing the kickstart script file.

    Copy the script file to Internet Information Services (IIS) and add extension .cfg and mime-type text/plain to enable IIS to serve the script file.

    3. Like the interactive install, boot the ESXi installation media. When the ESXi installer window appears, Press Shit+O to edit the boot options.

    4. In the command prompt, type the location of the kickstart script file. ks=http://0.0.0.0/ksfile.cfg

    5. Remove the installation media and reboot the server to start using ESXi 7.

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