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It's been a day since vSphere 6,5 came out, and sysadmins all over the world have been updating their test systems. This works really well if you update to vCenter 6.5 first, since it has the Update Manager integrated.

Upgrading to ESXi 6.5 worked fine on my Dell R710, which was running ESXi 6.0u2...

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What we're going to do in this Part

Continuing on from last part, we're going to provision VMware's ESXi. Since ESXi is based on Linux, we can actually do this without a separate server or special configuration, we just need a few files.

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What we're going to do in this Part

Continuing on from last part, we're going to provision Windows (7/10/Server). There are two ways to do this, Wimaging by kireevco or a WDS Server. I am going to show you the WDS way since it integrates with MDT. Also Wimaging hasn't been updated in a while.

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What is Foreman

From their website:

Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. We give system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud.

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