Create a Deployment Package

These steps guide you through creating a Deployment Package for use with console-initiated deployments. For a detailed walkthrough, see the Console-Initiated Deployment article.

Create a Deployment Package 

  1. In the Activities workspace of the SmartDeploy Console, click Reimage Devices, and then click Create Media.
  2. On the Welcome to the Media Wizard page, click Next.
  3. Click Deployment package, and then click Next.
  4. Select the Platform Packs for any model and OS to which you plan to deploy, and then click Next.
    NoteBy default, all Platform Packs will be selected. It's important to leave selected the Platform Pack for any model that you may deploy to.
  5. For Custom answer file, click Browse, and then browse to and select the answer file that you previously created.
    Note: The Media Wizard will automatically detect when you select a Cloud-Connected Answer File and will upload the Deployment Package to your cloud storage provider when the wizard completes.  
  6. (Optional) In Optional SmartPE Password, specify a password to prevent SmartDeploy from starting and deploying an image by an unauthorized user,  and then click Next.
  7. On the Media Type page, select your preferred architecture for the boot image, and then click Next.
  8. On the Package Name page, chose a name for the Deployment Package, and then click Next.
  9. Click Finish to create the boot image.
  10. After the Deployment Package is successfully created, click OK to close the Media Wizard. 


Next: Start a Console-Initiated Deployment

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