Michael Lamia
2 Bronze

vCenter Plug-In Bare Metal Deployment


I am trying to do a Zero-Touch Hardware Provisioning operation from the vCenter Plug-In v1.5.  I have installed the Plug-In into a vSphere 5.0 Update 1 environment with two M610 blade servers as a cluster and Compellent backend storage volumes.

I obtained the Dell customized ESXi 5.0 Update 1 ISO from Agile.  ESXi 5.0 U1 is getting successfully installed onto an SD card on a new M610 blade.  I know the hardward profile is being successfully applied, as well, because the BIOS changes are being made.  However, the server does not get added into vCenter, OMSA installed, host profile installed, etc.  Plus, the job says "failed" in the job results.

I have the latest firmware installed on the new M610 server (BIOS 6.10, iDRAC 3.30, LC 1.5). 

I have attached a screen print of the deployment job details.  Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of detail that goes along with this in order to troubleshoot. 

I am hoping to demonstrate this for a customer next week.  Any help would be most appreciated.


Michael Lamia

Solutions Architecture Consultant - Specializing in CPS, DHCS, and Azure Stack

Dell EMC | Solution Centers


Chicago, IL USA

0 Kudos
1 Reply

Re: vCenter Plug-In Bare Metal Deployment


We have not validated 5.0 U1 yet. It will not be officially supported until our next release. Can you try with the Dell 5.0 ISO and see if the problem persists?

0 Kudos