You can automate a Linux installation on newly provisioned machines. The procedures for preparing for this type of provisioning differ depending on whether you are using Solaris AI or Kickstart or autoYaST configuration files to perform your machine provisioning.

Figure 1. Workflow for Preparing for Linux Machine Provisioning


Use this workflow diagram to prepare for provisioning by using Linux Kickstart.


Table 1. Choosing Your Linux Kickstart Provisioning Preparation Method

Preparation Method

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If you are using Oracle Solaris Automated Installer (AI) service and Image Packaging System (IPS) to install and configure operating systems on provisioned machines, you must configure and publish the vRealize Automation guest agent as an IPS software package and then include that package in your AI manifest.

See Checklist for Preparing for Linux Kickstart Provisioning by using Solaris Automated Installer.

If you are not using Solaris Automated Installer to provision machines, you can create configuration files that automate the installation of the vRealize Automation guest agent and a Linux operating system on newly provisioned machines.

See Checklist for Preparing for Linux Kickstart Provisioning by using Configuration Files.