vSphere Auto Deploy uses the Auto Deploy Service for stateless ESXi caching. You can change the default configuration properties of the Auto Deploy service.

Auto Deploy and the Auto Deploy Service are installed as part of the vCenter Server installation.

Property Default Value Description
cachesize_GB 2 Auto Deploy cache size in gigabytes. The maximum size of an ESXi image or host profile uploads.
loglevel INFO The default Auto Deploy log level. Includes information, warnings, errors, and fatal errors.
managementport 6502 Auto Deploy management port. The port on which interfaces that create rules for Auto Deploy, such as vSphere PowerCLI, communicate.
serviceport 6501 Auto Deploy service port. Auto Deploy uses this port to power on ESXi hosts.