GBrown1983
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kickstart without DHCP?

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We are using kickstart (and puppet) to deploy linux servers, the problem is – there is no DHCP on our network. Is there a way to automate the linux provisioning?

All info I could find is that I must use DHCP for kickstart.

We are using vRA 7 (new environment)

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GBrown1983
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Hi,

We are able to do this with kickstart and vSphere customization.  vRA pass the network configuration to the customization process.

so yes, no DHCP needed!

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CalmCloud
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One option is to create ISOs with network identity for each build.

How did you do it?

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wllp
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Hi, are you able to use the kickstart without the DHCP? We do not have DHCP on our environment too.

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GBrown1983
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Hi,

We are able to do this with kickstart and vSphere customization.  vRA pass the network configuration to the customization process.

so yes, no DHCP needed!

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agbiront
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Sorry for resurrecting an old post, but can you elaborate on how to do this? I also need to deploy from kickstart but I don't have an DHCP server. How can I leverage vSphere Customization during the deployment?

Thanks in advance

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