You can provision a machine by booting into a WinPE environment and then installing an operating system using a Windows Imaging File Format (WIM) image of an existing Windows reference machine.


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

  • Gather the following information from your fabric administrator:

    1. The name and location of the WinPE ISO image.

    2. The name of the WIM file, the UNC path to the WIM file, and the index used to extract the desired image from the WIM file.

    3. The user name and password under which to map the WIM image path to a network drive on the provisioned machine.

    4. If you do not want to accept the default, K, the drive letter to which the WIM image path is mapped on the provisioned machine.

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

    6. (Optional) For SCVMM integrations, the ISO, virtual hard disk, or hardware profile to attach to provisioned machines.


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