There are a number of custom properties that are required for WIM provisioning.

About this task

Note:

If your fabric administrator creates a build profile that contains the required custom properties and you include it in your blueprint, you do not need to individually add the required custom properties to the blueprint.

For a list of custom properties commonly used with WIM provisioning, see Custom Properties for WIM Blueprints.

Procedure

  1. Click the Properties tab.
  2. (Optional) : Select one or more build profiles from the Build profiles menu.

    Build profiles contain groups of custom properties. Fabric administrators can create build profiles.

  3. Add the ISO name custom property.
    1. Click New Property.
    2. Enter Image.ISO.Name in the Name text box.
    3. Enter the location of the ISO image that your fabric administrator provided for you in the Value text box.

      The value of Image.ISO.Name is case sensitive.

      Option

      Description

      vCenter Server

      The path to the WinPE ISO, including the name. The value must use forward slashes, for example: /MyISOs/Microsoft/MSDN/win2003.iso.

      Hyper-V

      The full local path to the WinPE ISO file, including the file name.

      XenServer

      The name of the WinPE ISO file.

    4. (Optional) : Select the Encrypted check box to encrypt the custom property in the database.
    5. (Optional) : Select the Prompt user check box to require the user to provide a value when they request a machine.

      If you choose to prompt users for a value, any value you provide for the custom property is presented to them as the default. If you do not provide a default, users cannot continue with the machine request until they provide a value for the custom property.

    6. Click the Save icon (Save).
  4. Add the remaining required custom properties for WIM provisioning.

    Option

    Description

    Image.ISO.Location

    Enter the location of the ISO image that your fabric administrator provided for you in the Value text box. This custom property is case sensitive. For Hyper-V integrations, this custom property is not required because the name and location are both specified in the ISO name custom property.

    Image.WIM.Path

    Enter the UNC path to the WIM file that your fabric administrator provided for you in the Value text box.

    Image.WIM.Name

    Enter the name of the WIM file that your fabric administrator provided for you in the Value text box.

    Image.WIM.Index

    Enter the index to be used to extract the desired image from the WIM file that your fabric administrator provided for you in the Value text box.

    Image.Network.User

    Enter the user name under which to map the WIM image path (Image.WIM.Path) to a network drive on the machine in the Value text box.

    Image.Network.Password

    Enter the associated password for the network user (Image.Network.User) in the Value text box.

    VirtualMachine.Admin.Password

    Enter the password to use for the administrator account on the provisioned machine.

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