Using the integrated kickstart generator

VMware built an kickstart generator into ESX 3.5. You just need to enable it, simply by editing an XML configuration and restarting the webAccess service. Simply edit /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-5.5.26/webapps/ui/WEB-INF/struts-config.xml and look for the line saying:

This line needs to be commented out (<– and –>) and the lines following, having those comment marks around them needs to be removed.

After doing that, you should be able to restart the webAccess service, and after that access your ESX host.

If that worked, you should see the Login to Script Installer link on the Dashboard of the Web interface.