Creating custom system package types

The System Package Types tab on the Provisioning Configurations window lists the available system package types. If necessary, you can create your own custom system package type.

For example, you might create a custom system package type to deploy an operating system based on an earlier Microsoft service pack.

This procedure applies to PXE, JumpStart, NIM, and Ignite environments.

The topic includes the following sections:

Before you begin

This procedure requires you to provide the location of installation files stored in the data store. The data store is a directory structure that holds installation files. Identify the root of the data store by doing one of the following:

  • PXE — specifying the FULL_PATH property in the Data Store system object.
  • JumpStart — specifying the INSTALL_SERVER_FULL_PATH property in the Data Store system object.
  • NIM — specifying the NIM_MASTER property in the Data Store system object.
  • Ignite — specifying the IGNITE_SERVER property in the Data Store system object.

To create a custom system package type

To create a custom system package type, perform the following:

  1. Select Configuration > Provisioning Configurations.
  2. Click the System Package Types tab.
  3. Under Relative Paths for OS Images, click Add.
    The System Package Type window opens.
  4. Under Operating System Type, click the operating system for this system package.
  5. Provide information about the System Package Type window and click OK. (Fields displayed in the window depend on the operating system type you selected.) For information, see System Package Types tab.

    Note

    There is no specific System Package Type (SPT) for Windows 2012 R2 X64 OS provisioning. So, use the customized Windows 2012 X64 SPT. For more information, see Workaround for provisioning the Windows 2012 R2.

  6. Click OK on the System Package Types tab to have your provisioning configuration changes take effect.

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