Disk partition - Windows
The Disk Partition tab lets you define partitions for Microsoft Windows provisioned servers. You can define partitions using a script or fields in the GUI.
|If you define multiple partitions, the drive letters used in the provisioned servers are not guaranteed to be the same as the drive letters you configured in the system package. The Windows OS reassigns the drive letters in alphabetical order on boot, skipping A and B. The letter C is the boot partition. The letter K is reserved for mapping to the provisioning data store; BMC recommends that you not use the letter K for any drive in disk partitioning.|
Defining partitions using a script
If you are creating a WinPE-based Windows system package, the script must use DiskPart syntax.
The script executes in its entirety during the disk partition stage of provisioning.
Note: When you use a script for partitioning, you are defining both the initial AND the permanent partitions. The initial partition size defined in the system package type object is not used in this case. (For information about specifying the initial partition size in the system package type object, see Creating custom system package types.)
Defining partitions using the GUI fields
|If you use the GUI-based approach and you define the primary partition and other partitions, the primary partition (that is, the C drive), is provisioned during the Disk Partition stage of provisioning.|
Use script for disk partitioning
Select a drive letter for the partition.
Select this option if the partition is the primary partition.
|EFI partition||Select this option if the partition is a UEFI partition.|
The type of file system. Select one of the following:
The size of the partition in megabytes. Set this value according to Microsoft's available disk space recommendations for the operating system specified in this system package.
Fill all unused space on disk
Check this option if you want the partition to fill all remaining space on the disk. Only one partition can fill all unused space.
Check this option to format the partition much faster than the normal format option.
The name for the partition. This name appears with the drive letter. For example: Misc (D:) .
Proceed to the Post-disk partition - Windows tab.