Yes. This requires xCAT xCAT is fairly
straight forward and well supported for the IBM bladeCenter hardware,
but has worked with other hardware also. The xCAT developers are
mostly IBMers - hardware group.

Some xCAT pre-install steps.
1) Make to include the private IP addresses of your blades or phyiscal
machines in the management nodes /etc/hosts file
2) make a copy of your existing dhcpd.conf file

The xcat starting point documentation is:

Once xcat is installed you will need to follow these steps to add
support for partimage, this is the component that does the imaging.


On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Evelio Quiros <> wrote:
> Hello,
> First, thanks for all the helpful advice. We were able to get up and going
> thanks to you all.
> Is it possible to capture the image of the Vmware server itself, and then
> replicate it to other bare metal server?
> Is there some documentation on that procedure?
> Thanks Again,
> Al Quiros

Aaron Peeler
Program Manager
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University

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