You can provision a machine by querying a PXE boot server for a network boot strap program (NBP). You can configure the NBP to then download and execute any boot image-based provisioning method to deploy an operating system.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

  • Gather the following information from your fabric administrator:

    • For Cisco UCS Manager machines, record the service profile template name to apply to provisioned machines.

    • For Cisco UCS Manager machines, record the name of the boot policy to apply on reboot.

    • Depending on how your administrators prepare for provisioning, gather any other required information. For example, you might require the assigned names of custom PowerShell scripts to run during provisioning.

      Note:

      Your fabric administrator might have provided this information in a build profile.