In a PREVIOUS ARTICLE I demoed an unattended installation of an Enterprise Deployment of vRA 7.2.
I found it so great that I knew that every time I install vRA 7.2 from scratch – I will skip the installation wizard and use an answer file instead.
This is when I had the idea to create this, an Answer File Generator.
OBVIOUSLY to make my life easier to begin with 😛 – but OBVIOUSLY I want to share it too 🙂
So there we go – my very own Unattended Install Answer-File Generator.
NOTE: This should go without saying, but below script is provided AS IS.
I would fully expect you to test the answer file, create backups / snapshots etc. – the usual.
In fact, I myself ALWAYS create snapshots of all VMs BEFORE running the unattended installation.
Use this at your own risk. All I can say is – I used it myself to re-produce the environment I used to write the previous article, so I know it works – but I certainly wouldn’t put my life on it 😀
(even created an empty one and checked the differences).
So, unless I scared you away – happy installing.
Fill in the blanks or change the pre-set settings accordingly.
Any default setting has been taken straight from a vanilla ha.properties file.
Once you have filled the form out, click Submit.
The result will be posted straight into the browser window.
Replace the content of the following file of your vRA appliance
Oh and – Read the instructions for each setting !
Anyway, there we have it, 898 lines of PHP & HTML goodness: