I am working on a project to spawn new servers from scratch on a VMware
environment, I am using Foreman and WDS. My current flow is this:
Foreman creates a new host on vCenter which boots and gets an IP via MS
DHCP (smart-proxy installed) and after installation the Domain Controller
pushes Puppet agent which automatically talks to Puppet and receives a
I'm having a few problems with this:
I can't seem to get the hostname, which is presented by DHCP (through
Foreman), to be assigned to the VM. (I added computername = %MACHINENAME%
to the unattended.xml file in WDS)
I have 2 unattended files, one for boot and one for the installation
itself; is this correct?
I currently use a linux pxe default template to provision a Windows VM,
this offcourse does nothing to help with the process other then creating
and booting the vm and making a reservation in DHCP.
I want to know how to make a Windows template for booting, how to add
information to DHCP reservation; anyone?
If anyone needs some help from me, just let me know.