Depending on your environment and the methods of provisioning your fabric administrators have prepared, there are several procedures available to create the blueprint for your needs.

All of these provisioning methods require preparation by your fabric administrators before you can create a blueprint and provision machines. Please contact your fabric administrators to determine which provisioning methods they have prepared for you.

Choosing a Blueprint Scenario

Scenario

Supported Platforms

Procedure

Custom Properties

Provision a machine by querying a PXE boot server for a network boot strap program (NBP). You can configure the NBP to then download and execute any boot image-based provisioning method to deploy an operating system. This is the only supported provisioning method for Cisco UCS Manager machines.

All

Create a Blueprint for PXE Provisioning

Custom Properties for PXE Provisioning

Provision a machine by booting from an ISO image, using a kickstart or autoYaSt configuration file and a Linux distribution image to install the operating system on the machine.

Dell iDRAC

HP iLO

Create a Blueprint for Linux Kickstart Provisioning

Custom Properties for Linux Kickstart Blueprints

Provision a machine and pass control to an SCCM task sequence to boot from an ISO image, deploy a Windows operating system, and install the vCloud Automation Center guest agent.

Dell iDRAC

HP iLO

Create a Blueprint for SCCM Provisioning

Custom Properties for SCCM Blueprints

Provision a machine by booting into a WinPE environment and installing an operating system using a Windows Imaging File Format (WIM) image of an existing Windows reference machine.

Dell iDRAC

HP iLO

Create a Blueprint for WIM Provisioning

Custom Properties for WIM Blueprints