ESXi 5.1 serial console based (headless) kickstart

As you saw in my previous post, it takes a little work to get an Open Compute Platform (OCP) server to install ESXi 5.1. The main reason being the lack of video card, the second reason being that only “old people” know serial :)

Keep in mind, my OCP servers (Hyve) have three interfaces, eth2 (Intel 1GB), and eth0/1 (10GB)

That being said, here is the kickstart file I use for my Serial based ESXi install (headless)

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Eric Sarakaitis

Virtualization Engineer at CBTS
I'm Eric, I love to cook, sing, garden and enjoy cold beverages!

Author: Eric Sarakaitis

I'm Eric, I love to cook, sing, garden and enjoy cold beverages!