Linux Kickstart provisioning requires custom properties to locate the boot ISO image.

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 commonly used custom properties for Linux Kickstart provisioning, see Custom Properties for Linux Kickstart 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 ISO name in the Value text box.
    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 ISO location custom property.
    1. Click New Property.
    2. Type Image.ISO.Location 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.

      Option

      Example

      HP iLO

      http://11.222.333.444/iso/

      Dell iDRAC

      11.222.333.444:/vol_name/directory

      Cisco UCS Manager

      Does not require an ISO

    4. Click the Save icon (Save).
  5. For Dell iDRAC integrations, if the ISO is located on a CIFS share that requires authentication, add the credentials to access the CIFS share.

    Option

    Description

    Image.ISO.UserName

    Type the username in the Value text box. This must be in the format username@domain.

    Image.ISO.Password

    Type the password for Image.ISO.UserName in the Value text box.

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