Create an unconfigured VMware host from a template that is set to do firstboot --reconfig

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Old 06-03-2015
Linux Create an unconfigured VMware host from a template that is set to do firstboot --reconfig

I have an Oracle Linux 7.1 vsphere host built. It's be preconfigured with our security configurations.

What I would like to do is unconfigure this host. Then set the host to do firstboot --reconfigure.

how do I do that using /etc/sysconfig/firstboot?

I've tried setting


in /etc/sysconfig/firstboot

then doing:

systemctl enable firstboot-graphical.service

but this just brings up the ULNconfig options.

anyone got any ideas?

NOTE: to anyone not aware, Oracle LINUX is really just a rebranded Red Hat.
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Old 06-04-2015
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Old 06-04-2015
that didn't work, I presume because of the differences between 6 and 7. Thanks for the input though... I'll post something if I figured out.
# 4  
Old 06-05-2015
Have you installed the VMware deployPkg plug-in?
# 5  
Old 06-05-2015
Perhaps you could try a cloning tool, such as Storix (which I like) or Christie Clone Manager (which I've heard of but never used)

Others may be available.

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Old 06-05-2015
yes, didn't help.
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Old 06-05-2015
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