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VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 5.1 Release Notes

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 5.1 | 4 Oct 2012 | Build 47

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 | 10 Sep 2012 | Build 2725

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

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 that stateless ESXi hosts take to boot.

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 5.1 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 and requires vCenter Server 5.1. 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.

For information about vCenter Orchestrator and vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins, see:

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What's New in VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 5.1

Version 5.1 of the Auto Deploy plug-in has improved performance and runs on vCenter Orchestrator 5.1. The plug-in introduces two new workflows, Set deploy options, and Get deploy options, to set and get Auto Deploy global configuration options. Auto Deploy plug-in 5.1 has support for depots such as VMware official repository. Additionally, version 5.1 of the plug-in includes support for VMware vCenter Single Sign On authentication.

You can download version 5.1 from the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy download page.

Earlier Releases of the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy

Features and issues from earlier releases of the Auto Deploy plug-in are described in the release notes for each release. To review release notes for earlier releases of the Auto Deploy plug-in, click one of the following links:

Known Issues

The following issues are known limitations in the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Auto Deploy 5.1 release:

  • The Auto Deploy plug-in does not support shared session
  • 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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