When installing vCloud Director in my homelab, I ran into an issue where the vCloud Director Agent cannot be installed into the ESXi host since the host is ran using VMware Auto Deploy. Installing that agent is useless because after a reboot, the ESXi host would be clean again. In vCloud Director you’ll be presented with an error during install: “The vCloud Director Agent version 126.96.36.1993916 is required to be part of the boot image in order to prepare the host”.
Alan Renouf has a nice blogpost on this and how to solve it using PowerShell http://www.virtu-al.net/2011/10/03/auto-deploy-and-vcloud-director/ . Well, I’m not that much of a PowerShell wizard and since a few days a big fan of Auto Deploy GUI, so I tried to do the same using the Auto Deploy GUI. [Read more…]