You can quickly deploy ESXi hosts using scripted, unattended installations or upgrades. Scripted installations, upgrades, or migrations provide an efficient way to deploy multiple hosts.

The installation or upgrade script contains the installation settings for ESXi. You can apply the script to all hosts that you want to have a similar configuration.

For a scripted installation, upgrade, or migration, you must use the supported commands to create a script. and edit the script to change settings that are unique for each host.

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

  • FTP
  • NFS
  • USB flash drive