If a rule in the inventory is in inactive state, you can edit the rule and assign a different host location to the hosts that match the rule criteria.

Prepare your system and install the Auto Deploy Server. For more information, see Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy.

Create a vSphere Auto Deploy rule. See Create a Deploy Rule.

1

On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click Auto Deploy.

By default, only the Administrator role has privileges to use the vSphere Auto Deploy service.

2

On the Deploy Rules tab, from the list of rules in the inventory select the rule that you want to edit and click Edit.

The Edit Deploy Rule dialog box appears.

3

Select the Select host location page and select a host location for the hosts matching the rule.

Option

Action

If you do not want to select a host location

Select the Do not include a location check box.

If you want to select a specific location for the selected hosts

Select a data center, folder, or cluster as host location.

4

Click OK.