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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing a VMware OS

Installing a VMware OS

Installing a VMware OS in Default Mode

Install a VMware OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, VMware ESXi 6.5.0 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-92.

    Figure 10-92 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-93.

    Figure 10-93 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD-ROM or ISO image file.

    The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-94.
    Figure 10-94 Select Disk
    NOTE:

    During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.

  4. Select an installation hard disk and click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-95.

    Figure 10-95 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:
    • The password must contain at least seven characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  5. Set the password of user root, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 10-96 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 10-96 Window

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-97.

    Figure 10-97 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-98.

    Figure 10-98 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD-ROM, insert the DVD-ROM of the OS to be installed into the DVD-ROM drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-99.

      Figure 10-99 Virtual DVD-ROM drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 10-100.

    Figure 10-100 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file, as shown in Figure 10-101.

    Figure 10-101 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 10-102.

    Figure 10-102 Installing the OS

    After the OS installation is complete, the information shown in Figure 10-103 is displayed.

    Figure 10-103 Installation completed

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing a VMware OS in Customized Mode

Install a VMware OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, VMware ESXi 6.5.0 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-104.

    Figure 10-104 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-105.

    Figure 10-105 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD-ROM or ISO image file.

    The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-106.
    Figure 10-106 Select Disk
    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 10.

  4. Select an installation hard disk and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-107.

    Figure 10-107 Viewing the configuration summary

  5. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-108.

    Figure 10-108 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  6. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD-ROM, insert the DVD-ROM of the OS to be installed into the DVD-ROM drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 6.b to 6.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-109.

      Figure 10-109 Virtual DVD-ROM drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  7. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 10-110.

    Figure 10-110 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file, as shown in Figure 10-111.

    Figure 10-111 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-112.

    Figure 10-112 Installing the OS

  8. Press Enter.

    The End User License Agreement screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-113.

    Figure 10-113 End User License Agreement

  9. Press F11.

    The screen for selecting an installation hard disk is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-114.

    Figure 10-114 Selecting an installation hard disk

    The character after naa. in the ID of the selected hard disk must be the same as the character after scsi-3 in the value of WWID of the hard disk selected in 4. For example, if the value of WWID is scsi-3123456789, select the hard disk whose ID is naa.123456789.

    NOTE:

    If the ID of the hard disk in Figure 10-114 is not completely displayed, you can select the hard disk and press F1 to view the information about the hard disk ID, as shown in Figure 10-115. The value of Device ID 1 is the ID of the hard disk.

    Figure 10-115 Hard disk ID

  10. Select an installation hard disk and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-116.

    Figure 10-116 Dialog box

  11. Confirm the selected hard disk, and press Enter.

    The keyboard selection screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-117.

    Figure 10-117 Selecting a keyboard

  12. Select a keyboard and press Enter.

    The screen for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-118.

    Figure 10-118 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:
    • The password must contain at least seven characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  13. Set the password of user root and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-119.

    Figure 10-119 Dialog box

  14. Press F11.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 10-120.

    Figure 10-120 Installing the OS

    After the OS installation is complete, the information shown in Figure 10-121 is displayed.

    Figure 10-121 Dialog box

  15. Press Enter.

    The server restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

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