Microsoft Windows system package type configuration

The System Package Types configurations window lets you add a system package type or change configuration information for a Windows system package type.

Note

To create a customized System Package Type (SPT) for Windows 2012 R2 X64 OS for provisioning, see Workaround for provisioning the Windows 2012 R2.

Field definitions


WIM Based System Package

Select this check box along with the next check box if this system package type is for creating system packages based on a WIM image in a data store (for either Windows 2008 or 2012).

Windows 2008 and R2 (For WIM Image Windows server 2012)

Select this check box if this system package type is for Windows 2008. Then from the drop-down menu, select the Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 operating system type.

You can select this check box either on its own or in combination with the previous check box.

Windows Server 2012 and R2 System Package (Scripted)

Select only this check box if this system package type is for Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2. Then from the drop-down menu, select the Datacenter or Standard operating system type.

Windows Architecture

Indicates the architecture of the machines you plan to provision with this system package type.

System package type

Name of the system package type.

OS Installer location

Directory where the operating system installer is located.
The location you specify should be relative to the root directory of the data store. For example, if the root directory of the data store is the location:
C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore
and the OS installer files reside in:
C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\win2k8
you would enter win2k8.

Note

WIM-based system packages: Enter the path to the WIM image, including the image name. Specify a path relative to the full path of the data store. For example, if the image resides in:
C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\PXE\pxestore\WIMimages
you would enter WIMimages\Win2008standard.wim.

RSCD agent installer location

Directory where the RSCD agent installer files reside.

Initial Partition Size (MB)

Size of the initial disk partition (in MB).
Default: 2000
Set this value according to Microsoft's available disk space recommendations for the operating system type.
To ensure that the operating system installation completes successfully, the provisioning process requires the following values for initial partition size:

  • For Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 operating systems: At least 10000 MB for an x86 system package type and at least 15000 MB for an x64 system package type.
  • For Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2 operating systems: At least 20000 MB for an x64 system package type.
  • For all other Windows operating systems: At least 2000 MB.
    When you create system packages that are based on this system package type, the permanent primary partition (typically C:) must be the same size or larger than the initial partition size you specify here. For example, if you specify an initial partition size of 4000 here, the permanent primary partition you specify on the Disk Partition panel must be greater than or equal to 4000.


Where to go from here

 System package panels (generic)

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