I need to deploy a bunch of Server 2008 r2 VMs that will need NGT. I'm aware that it's easy to automate NGT install AFTER vm deployment and I do that for most cases; however on Server 2008 r2 builds there's a techinical limitation that prevents this from working.
So I'm wondering if there is anything in NGT that will break if the vm is Sysprepped afterward.
Best answer by Bensation
Yes, you can follow portal documentation https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v50:man-nutanix-guest-tool-enable-multiple-vms-t.html. In this method you add NGT to the base image then confirm you have connectivity from the guest to cluster VIP. Once connectivity is confirmed use that VM as your base image. On each clone of the base VM run the following command to link the new clone to NGT:
ncli> ncli ngt mount vm-id=clone_vm_id
The vm-id can be found in `ncli vm ls`. This will establish the communication link between the cluster VIP to the guest's NGT agent. Also note in AOS 5.0 we added NGT silent installer which lets you enable NGT a lot easier on multiple guests without clicking through the installer. Documentation can be found at https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v50:man-nutanix-guest-tool-windows-silent-install-t.html.
What issue are you seeing on the deploying NGT in Win2k8 R2 VMs post install?