Using the automated installer allows for a shorter deployment time and orchestrates the order of settings for a sucessful and error-free deployment.

The advantages are:
  • Completes both phases of deployment through a VM deployment and cluster deployment in a single process.
  • Verifies that all required dependencies are present on the host that the Deploy-Tool is run on before beginning the deployment.
  • Validates deployment configuration provided by the user.
  • Supports staging OVA for a faster deployment.
  • Avoids repeating steps in the deployment process if the process must be rerun by checking for already installed VMs.
  • Supports deployment either by specifying the vCenter cluster name or individual ESXi hosts in a data center.
  • Supports the uninstall of an existing deployment, when the cluster is fully deployed or partially installed.