First time here and first time user of Packer!
I am confused on several things regarding to VMware-iso and vSphere builder. I am trying to build a Windows environment using ESXi 6.7 & 7.0 (free license) and running into issues.
- Is vSphere-iso replacing Vmware-iso builder? (I read somewhere that this “might” be the case.)
- Could you use vSphere-iso builder on a single ESXi host (free license)?
- Using VMware-iso, how do I tell packer to use “EFI” for firmware?
One of my issues I am having currently, I am using VMware-iso and using Packer to push my OS to the VM. But, I am getting errors within the WinPE wizard process saying “WIndows could not apply the unattend answer file’s setting.” I have modify a Windows answer (unattend.xml) in multiple ways related to the partitioning and nothing will give. I always come up with this error and starting to think that it might be a HCL2 setting not addressed in my .pkr.hcl file. Not sure what is going on exactly. Thanks!