ESXI 6.7 Maas image import


#1

I was trying to import an esxi image by taking the iso mounitng it then tar.gz the iso then importing it as a custom/esxi image. I was wondering i was doing this correct for version 2.5

Thank you


#2

We are currently working on a tool which will convert a VMware ESXi ISO into an image MAAS can deploy. We are still in testing and will have more information available soon!


#3

That is awesome if you need any one to test the new tool please let me know because i have over 10 years of deploying ESXI and currently doing it over pxe today with custom KS files for each server.


#4

Hello,
I am also researching this matter.
Is there any kind of documentation regarding a method of deploying an ESXi using MaaS 2.5? I mean, without the above mentioned tool. Are there any requirements for the ESXi image? I was searching for some steps in order to build such an image, but with no luck until now. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!


#5

If you figure it out please let me know.

I notice the pelinux they use is newer then what ESXi supports so it going to be interesting to see the method and how to do it.


#6

Team,

Any update on this??


#7

Hi folks,

Is the information in this thread the most recent state of affairs?
I am quite new to MaaS and saw the vSphere/ESXi related improvements in 2.5/2.6.
Is there any more documentation round this, especially the import of the ESXi image puzzles me at the moment.