VMware Auto Deploy, Download Profiles from VMware.

If anyone is having problems getting ahold of the ESXi 5 offline package then dont bother! Simply get your profiles by entering this PowerCLI command:

Add-EsxSoftwareDepot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

You can checkout what profiles it makes available by using Get-EsxImageProfile

Here’s the output:

Using this command does mean that the first rule you generate from one of the above profiles is going to take some time as it’s going to have to download all the files from VMware but hey better than no Auto Deploy lab 😉



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