Property definitions let you more easily control which location to deploy a blueprint, and based on that choice, which storage and network resources to use with that blueprint. 

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation Rainpole portal.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01.rainpole.local/vcac/org/rainpole.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      itac-tenantadmin

      Password

      itac-tenantadmin_password

      Domain

      rainpole.local

  2. Select Administration > Property Dictionary > Property Definitions.
  3. Click New to create a property definition.
  4. Enter Vrm.DataCenter.Location in the Name text box.
    Note:

    The property definition name is case sensitive, and must exactly match the property name used in the blueprint or build profile. 

  5. Enter Where to deploy in the Label text box.
  6.  In the Visibility section, select the All Tenants radio button and specify to which tenant the property is available.
  7. (Optional) Enter a property description in the Description text box.

    Describe the purpose of the property, and any information that might help the consumer use the property.

  8. Enter 1 for Display order.
  9. Select String from the Data type drop-down menu.
  10. Select Yes from the Required drop-down menu.
  11. Select Dropdown from the Display As drop-down menu.
  12. Select Static list for Values.
  13. Deselect Enable custom value entry.
  14. Click New in the Static list area and enter a property name and value from the following table. Click OK to save both predefined values.

    Name

    Value

    San Francisco

    SFO

    New York City

    NYC

  15. Click OK to save the property definition.

    The property is created and available on the Property Definitions page.