Virtualised Capture and Deploy of an EFI Image
I am trying to change the way we do a few things in our build process and I would like to start incorporating VMware virtual machines as the platform in which we build our base images, but I am hitting a stumbling block.
For a standard BIOS image, I think I have a good idea of how to do it, although have not followed through with a deployment of my capture with standard C: MBR and D: OS partitions.
An UEFI image is where I am having the most trouble. We are trying to create a gold image that can be used on our Dell Latitude 10's and I need to have the VM running in EFI mode. I have got it to EFI mode, I have followed steps I have found to add a manual boot entry for the .EFI file on my KACE x86 boot stick, yet when I try and boot to it I get "unsuccessful", which I also get if I try to boot from the ISO. I am performing this by passing through the USB stick from my laptop through the VM's console window. I have not yet tried plugging the USB directly into the VM host and passing it to the VM, but am not sure if this will make the difference as the EFI boot manager can see the contents of the stick.
So the questions I have really are:
Can you boot to a KBE stick in VMware ESXI?
Is creating a UEFI image through VMware going to work on the Dell Latitude 10?
If you have any other suggestions on managing the imaging process through VMware I would appreciate any feedback.
Please do ask if I need to provide any more info on the environment.
Thank you in advance for your replies.