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    ESXi: Keyboard Layouts and Updates in unattended installs

    Hi all

    I've recently been messing around with ESXi 5 (the free version) and kickstart installs, however I've got a few questions relating to keyboard layouts and installing vmware patches.

    Keyboard layouts: Is there any way to set the UK keyboard layout? I've tried both keyboard uk and keyboard UK (without any success). Will I have to keep manually changing it after installation?

    Patches: Is there any way of installing patches using kickstart?

    I've tried using the following in the kickstart (under %firstboot), but it's been unsuccessful:
    Code:
    cd /tmp/
    wget http://x.x.x.x/ESXi500-201112001.zip
    esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/ESXi500-201112001.zip
    #esxcli software vib update --depot="/tmp/ESXi500-201112001.zip"
    vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit
    reboot
    and

    Code:
    wget /tmp/  http://x.x.x.x/ESXi500-201112001.zip
    esxcli software vib update --maintenance-mode --depot /tmp/ESXi500-201112001.zip
    reboot
    Is there any way of doing the above things or am I trying to do something that isn't possible?

    Thanks
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    I ended up performing the installation manually as it turned out to be quicker than messing around with unattended installs, so this thread can be deleted/marked solved if needed.

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