OsburnM
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vSphere 7 Autoeploy Statefull Install to Cluster with Single Image

Greetings all-- could use some suggestions before opening an SR...

Have a brand new vSphere 7 Cluster object created. vLCM Set to Single Image and a host profile set on the cluster. The host profile has the "System Image Cache Profile Settings > Enable stateful installs on the host" set in the host profile.

The AutoDeploy Deploy Rule is set to match on the MAC. It properly picked up the deploy image as seen generated by vLCM & same for the host profile (says Image & Profile will be generated from the Cluster Image/Profile settings).

This all seems pretty straight forward. However, when I go to PXE boot the host the first time (never having been in vCenter yet-- no Host Profile Customization answer file set) I get the following error: "Host cannot be added to the cluster. Stateless host cannot be added to clusters using a single image to manage hosts. "

I know AutoDeploy/Stateless isn't supported with vLCM/Single Image-- but Stateful yet, it can't join the cluster & get the profile setting to make it stateful because it's detecting as stateless initially.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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maksym007
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Interesting topic. Am I right that you want via Autodeploy to install a new ESXi host and to have him in the cluster, automatically?

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OsburnM
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Exactly. We're a pretty heavy AutoDeploy shop today. Way too many hosts/clusters to simply mount an iso manually for each host just to get ESX on it enough to where vLCM can take it from there. So let it pxe boot with AutoDeploy, get in the cluster, and let the host profiles take it from there.

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