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  1. david1975
    david1975 at |

    Hi Chris
    I also built one myself but was not able to include the INTEL drivers , for some reasons the installation was not going through if I was doing so , so I had to add them manually .Weird .
    Let me know if you are sucessful doing this .
    cheers
    David

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  2. Kirk
    Kirk at |

    I have found these very helpful in creation of custom images. Less time consuming than image builder IMO.

    http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html
    and
    http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer-ps.html

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