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VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 1.0 Release Notes

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 1.0 | 8 Dec 2011 | Build 160

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.2 | 24 Aug 2011 | Build 5277

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What's in the Release Notes

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Introduction to the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for vSphere Auto Deploy allows organizations to simplify and reduce the time it takes to boot up stateless ESXi hosts.

vSphere Auto Deploy maintains ESXi host profiles and facilitates the provisioning of ESXi with PXE boot on physical hosts, thus bringing stateless capabilities to ESXi. The vSphere Auto Deploy plug-in includes many out-of-the box workflows to automate tasks such as managing host mapping rules and provisioning ESXi hosts. This allows organizations to automate the provisioning of additional virtual capacity without requiring any human intervention. The plug-in also offers workflows for operations such as retrieving the relationships between hosts and rules or host profiles, allowing administrators to understand the impact of rule changes.

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 1.0 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.2 and requires vCenter Server 5.0. For instructions about installing and configuring the plug-in, see the Using the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 1.0.x.

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Known Issues

The following issue is a known limitation in the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 1.0 release:

  • The Auto Deploy plug-in supports only online depots

    You can use only depots accessible through URL. Offline depots such as ZIP files are not supported.

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