VMware Tools RPM Installation with PXEBOOT and Kickstart

Purpose This article explains how to use the Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs) to install VMware Tools during the PXEBOOT and Kickstart of a Linux guest OS running on vSphere 4.1 and above. Background As of vSphere 4.1, the VMware Tools RPMs are no longer available on the CD image linux.iso. To install you mustContinue reading “VMware Tools RPM Installation with PXEBOOT and Kickstart”

Enabling VMXNET 3 for PXEBOOT and KICKSTART of RHEL Virtual Machines

Purpose This guide shows you how to create a new initrd.img with integration for the VMXNET3 driver to allow guest RHEL virtual machines equipped with the VMXNET 3 driver to Kickstart build RHEL using PXEBOOT. Background VMware’s VMXNET 3 network adapter supports PXE booting but RHEL 5 does not have a driver that supports networkContinue reading “Enabling VMXNET 3 for PXEBOOT and KICKSTART of RHEL Virtual Machines”