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.

Table 1. Checklist for Preparing for Linux Kickstart Provisioning by using Solaris AI

Linux Kickstart by using Solaris AI

Check Box Ensure that a DHCP server is available on the network. vRealize Automation cannot provision machines by using Linux Kickstart provisioning unless DHCP is available.

Check Box Configure and publish the vRealize Automation guest agent as an IPS software package. See Configure and Publish the Guest Agent to your Oracle Solaris IPS Repository.

Check Box Include your configured guest agent package in your automated installer manifest. You can use the sample automated installer manifest included with your Linux guest agent files and edit it for your own specific environment, or you can include your guest agent package in your existing manifests. See Customize your Solaris Automated Installation for Linux Kickstart Provisioning.

Check Box Gather the following information so that tenant administrators and business group managers can include it in their blueprints:

  1. The name and location of the ISO image.

  2. For vCenter Server integrations, the vCenter Server guest operating system version with which vCenter Server is to create the machine.

Note:

You can create a build profile with the property set BootIsoProperties to include the required ISO information. This makes it easier for tenant administrators and business group managers to include this information correctly in their blueprints.