Before you can work with software depots and customize image profiles, you must add one or more software depots to the vSphere ESXi Image Builder inventory. You can add a software depot by using the vSphere Web Client.

Prerequisites

Verify that the vSphere ESXi Image Builder service is enabled and running. See Configure the vSphere ESXi Image Builder Service Startup Type.

Procedure

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

    By default, only the Administrator role has privileges to use the vSphere ESXi Image Builder service.

  2. On the Software Depots tab, click the Add Software Depot icon.
  3. Select the type of depot that you want to create.

    Option

    Action

    Online Depot

    1. Enter the name of the depot in the inventory.

    2. Enter the URL of the online depot.

    Custom Depot

    Enter the name of the depot in the inventory.

  4. Click OK.

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