Creating a Provision Job
A Provision Job applies a system package to a server and begins an unattended installation of the operating system.
Before you begin
Before creating a Provision Job, you must:
- Configure an appropriate system package type. The system package type identifies the specific OS to install (for example, Windows 2003 Enterprise or Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 6.0). By configuring the system package type, you identify the path name of the installers, including the installers for the OS and for associated RSCD agents. For information, see Configuring a system package type.
- Create the system package for the Provision Job. A system package contains all of the instructions needed to install an operating system over the network with an unattended installation. For information, see Creating a system package.
- Create a folder under the Jobs folder to store your Provision Jobs. To create a folder, right-click the Jobs folder and select New > Job Folder.
To create a Provision Job
- To start the Provision Job wizard, do either of the following:
- In the Jobs folder, right-click a folder, and select New > Provision Job > OS_type.
- In the Devices folder, expand the Imported folder, right-click one or more devices, and select New > Provision Job > OS_type. This option offers a convenient way to provision one or more devices immediately. The job wizard adds the device information into the job for you, and it checks the Execute Now option by default on the Schedules panel, which makes the job execute immediately after you finish the wizard.
Define the Provision Job, as described in the following sections.
- Provision Job - General
- Provision Job - System Package Properties
- Provision Job - Devices
- Provision Job - Job Settings (PXE only)
- Provision Job - Server Settings
- Provision Job - Default Notifications
- Provision Job - Schedules
- Provision Job - Properties
- Provision Job - Permissions
When you are familiar with the fields in the wizard, you can streamline some of the wizard selections by using parameterized properties in the system package definitions. For an example, see Streamlining the wizard with parameterized properties - an example.
- After completing the last step of the wizard, click Finish.
A Provision Job is stored in the Jobs folder. You can open the job and edit it.