To set up a vSphere Auto Deploy infrastructure, you must install a TFTP server in your environment. vSphere Auto Deploy relies on a TFTP server for sending a boot image to the hosts that it provisions.

This task only installs the TFTP server. You later download a configuration file to the server. See Configure the vSphere Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment in the vSphere Web Client.


  1. Download your preferred TFTP server to a location that has network access to your vCenter Server and install the server.
  2. Configure the TFTP root directory, for example D:\TFTP_Root\.

What to do next

Install PowerCLI, to manage vSphere Auto Deploy with PowerCLI cmdlets.