Kickstart entries - ESX

The Kickstart Entries tab lets you modify the contents of the Kickstart file, which is a text file used in unattended installations of ESX.

When you define an ESX system package, your input on the system package tabs is automatically converted into text in the first edit box at the top of the Kickstart Entries tab.

You can add entries to the Kickstart file or customize the file by editing existing entries.

Note

TaskProcedure

To leave existing Kickstart entries unchanged and add entries

To leave the automatically generated entries in the first edit box unchanged and add entries for configuration elements that are not covered by the system package tabs, use this procedure.

  1. Leave Customize the Kickstart file unchecked.
  2. Add your new entries in the Additional entries for the kickstart file box.

To change existing Kickstart entries

To modify the automatically generated entries in the first edit box and also add entries, use this procedure.

  1. Check Customize the Kickstart file.
  2. Modify the entries in the first edit box.
  3. Still in the first edit box, add your additional entries.
    In this scenario, because you want to modify the automatically generated entries in the first edit box, you must add your additional entries to the first edit box, not the second edit box.

Proceed to the Post-install configuration - ESX tab.

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