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Basic configuration - ESX

The Basic Config tab lets you provide local information about a server, such as its name and the password needed to access the machine.

Field definitions

Computer name

The unique name that should be assigned to the server.

OM Server Name

(Optional) Specifies a different name for this server to display when it appears in the BMC Server Automation Console.
If you want this server to display its Computer name when it appears in the BMC Server Automation Console, leave the OM Server Name field blank.
If you do choose to use a different OM Server Name for this machine, make sure that this new name can be resolved to the IP address of the server.

Root password

The password used to access the root account. Enter a password. Then confirm your typing by entering the password again in the Confirm password field.

Kickstart network device

  • For ESX 4.0 system packages, provide the MAC address of a Kickstart network device or the network interface name connected to the device. Use any of the following values:
    • Type vmnic0.
    • Type the MAC address, using a colon-separated format (for example: 00:22:19:50:5E:AB).
    • Click Select Property to display a drop-down menu of available properties. Select the MAC_ADDRESS_CD property for the colon-separated MAC address.
  • For ESX versions earlier than 4.0, type the name of the network interface connected to the kickstart device. For example: eth0 or eth1.

Boot Kernel Parameters

Type any additional boot time kernel parameters you would like to use for the server. Some commonly used parameters include:
ESX 4.0 system package: If you do not supply a value for the mem parameter in Boot Kernel Parameters, the default value for mem is 512M (megabytes.)
For a full list of available boot kernel parameters, see the ESX installation documentation.

Proceed to the Computer settings - ESX tab.

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