Hello, in this series of posts, I will cover an end-to-end scenario of bare-metal provisioning using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 or R2. Bare-metal provisioning is a feature of SCVMM allowing rapid and consistent deployment of Hyper-V servers in your environment. Bare-metal deployment with SCVMM has many parts and components that interact with each other. In this first part, I provide an overview of the different pieces and discuss the pre-requisites for a successful deployment in your environment.
First, let's walk through the list of pre-requisites in order to accomplish this.
As described in the following graph, the bare-metal provisioning in SCVMM begins when the SCVMM Management server triggers the bare-metal deployment on a Hyper-V host by communicating with the host's BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) using the IPMI or SMASH protocols. This powers-on the server. From there, the process is as follows:
The next post is in this series discusses how to configure the DHCP Server service in Windows Server to provide PXE / WDS integration.
Till next time.