Image Builder workflows are examples for cmdlet usage. Workflows do not represent actual tasks, but illustrate how you might explore different ways of using a cmdlet. Administrators trying out the workflows benefit from some experience with PowerCLI, Microsoft PowerShell, or both.
Examining Depot Contents You can examine software depots and VIBs with Image Builder PowerCLI cmdlets. This workflow illustrates examining depot contents and includes examples of wildcard usage.
Creating Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow You can use Image Builder cmdlets to check which depots are available, to add a depot, to display image profile information, and to create a new image profile by cloning one of the available image profiles.
Creating Image Profiles from Scratch Workflow In most situations, you create an image profile by cloning an existing profile. Some VMware customers or partners might need to create an image profile from scratch. Pay careful attention to dependencies and acceptance levels if you create an image profile from scratch.
Editing Image Profiles Workflow You can create a custom image by cloning and editing an image profile. You can add or replace one or more VIBs in the existing profile. If adding or replacing VIBs would make the image profile inconsistent, an error results.