You can use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create ESXi installation images with a customized set of updates, patches, and drivers.

You can use vSphere ESXi Image Builder with the vSphere Client or with PowerCLI to create an ESXi installation image with a customized set of ESXi updates and patches. You can also include third-party network or storage drivers that are released between vSphere releases.

You can deploy an ESXi image created with vSphere ESXi Image Builder in either of the following ways:

  • By burning it to an installation DVD.
  • Through vCenter Server, using the Auto Deploy feature.