Disk partition - ESXi 4.1 and 5.0

The Disk Partition tab lets you define partitions on the servers being provisioned.

Field definitions

Auto Partition Disk Selection

To specify where to install the hypervisor and which disks to clear, choose one of the following:

  • Use First Disk for Installation — The generated kickstart command clears the first local disk and installs the OS on that disk.
  • Specify Disk for Installation — Provide the name of a specific disk in the next field. The generated kickstart command clears the named disk and installs the OS on that disk.

Installation Disk Name

Provide a specific disk name.

Additional Disk Part Script

To add a script to the installation to configure additional partitions, select the Use Additional Disk Part Script check box. Provide the script in any of the following ways:

  • Type the script directly in the input box.
  • Type the name of a local property that contains the script, enclosing the property name with double question marks.
  • Click Select Property  to display a drop-down menu of available properties. Select the property that contains the script from the list.
  • Click Browse  to navigate to a file that contains the script.

Proceed to the Basic configuration - ESXi 4.1 and 5.0 tab.

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