Why boot sequence in BIOS is locked for vms provisioned on VMware compute resource from Red Hat Satellite 6?

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Issue

  • When deploying a new VM on VMware from Satellite v 6 with Network Based installation mode, the VM always boots from the network. This is because the boot sequence is set network, disk.

  • Once the installation is completed after reboot every time the VM will search for DHCP and/or a PXE server. This can cause unintended consequences

  • The BIOS cannot be changed to boot from the hard disk first.

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite 6.2. and above configured with VMWare as a compute resource

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