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VMWare ESX 3.5 - How to force all new guest VM's to PXE boot by default

When we create a new Virtual Machine in ESX we'd like to set it so that the bios is set to PXE boot as the first device. Is there a way to make sure that this stays the default? Is there a command line option or an edit to the VMX file that can do this?

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Josh
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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JoshFink

Thanks for this. I see the nvram file but I can't read it. What else is stored in the nvram file? I would hate to copy it out to multiple machines and not know what was in there.

Is there any kind of setting that would make the first boot device PXE?

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Josh
larstr

Josh,
The nvram file stores all your bios settings. You can set PXE as the first boot device in the BIOS setup inside the VM. When you exit and save in the bios, the settings get saved to the nvram file.

Lars
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JoshFink

Great...

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