I hope you got the chance to setup PXE Manager already if not please refer to my previous serie of articles, starting with this one: PXE Manager. After reading these you will see that I am very enthusiastic about this tool and I personally don’t think any scripted solution can do a better job. I mentioned in one of the previous articles that I would write an article about what else you can do with PXE Manager, in this article I wanted to show you that you can migrate/convert an ESX 4.0 host with “1.2″ clicks to an ESXi 4.1 host.
A few weeks ago I was asked to put an ESXi deployment configuration in place for a customer, while going over the different options in what they preferred (UDA, WDS, Autodeploy, PXE Manager,..) it became very obvious that the PXE Manager was their first choice and I think for a good reason as it’s a stunning tool and it nicely integrates with vCenter.
PXE Manager Part I – PXE Manager Installation
Follow the following instructions to install the PXE Manager.
PXE Manager Part II – PXE Agent Installation
Follow the following instructions to install the PXE Agent, perform the same steps at both PXE Agent servers.