Use the PEBuilder tool provided by vRealize Automation to create a WinPE ISO file that includes the vRealize Automation guest agent.
Before you begin
Configure PEBuilder to include the Windows 64-bit guest agent in your WinPE instead of the Windows 32-bit guest agent. See Install PEBuilder.
Add any third party plugins you want to add to the WinPE image to the PlugIns subdirectory of the PEBuilder installation directory.
- Run PEBuilder.
- Enter the IaaS Manager Service host information.
If you are using a load balancer
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the load balancer for the IaaS Manager Service in the vCAC Hostname text box. For example, manager_service_LB.mycompany.com.
Enter the port number for the IaaS Manager Service load balancer in the vCAC Port text box. For example, 443.
With no load balancer
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the IaaS Manager Service machine in the vCAC Hostname text box. For example, manager_service.mycompany.com.
Enter the port number for the IaaS Manager Service machine in the vCAC Port text box. For example, 443.
- Enter the path to the PEBuilder plugins directory.
This depends on the installation directory specified during installation. The default is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\PE Builder\PlugIns.
- Enter the output path for the ISO file you are creating in the ISO Output Path text box.
This location should be on the staging area you prepared.
Do not change the WinPE Architecture or Protocol settings.
- Select the Include vCAC Guest Agent in WinPE ISO check box.
- Click OK.
- Click Build.
What to do next
Place the WinPE image in the location required by your integration platform. If you do not know the location, please see the documentation provided by your platform.
If you are provisioning HP iLO machines, place the WinPE image in a web-accessible location. For Dell iDRAC machines, place the image in a location available to NFS or CIFS. Record the address.