You can quickly deploy ESX hosts using scripted, unattended installations. Scripted installations provide an efficient way to deploy multiple hosts.

The installation script contains the installation settings for ESX. You can apply the script to all your hosts that will have a similar configuration.

Scripted installations include the following steps:

1

Create a script using the supported commands.

2

Edit the installation script as needed to change settings that are unique for each host.

3

Run the scripted installation.

The installation script can reside in one of the following locations:

Default installation script

FTP

HTTP/HTTPS

NFS

Local disk