Create a blueprint for cloning the windows-2012r2-64 virtual machine using the specified resources on the Consolidated vCenter Server. Tenants can later use this blueprint for automatic provisioning. A blueprint is the complete specification for a virtual, cloud, or physical machine. Blueprints determine a machine's attributes, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings. 

About this task

Repeat this procedure to create six blueprints.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Reservation Policy

Service Catalog

Add to Entitlement

Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC01 Prod

windows-2012r2-64 (nyc01vc01.rainpole.local)

NYC01-Production-Policy

NYC01 Service Catalog

Prod-SingleVM-Entitlement

Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC01 Dev

windows-2012r2-64 (nyc01vc01.rainpole.local)

NYC01-Development-Policy

NYC01 Service Catalog

Dev-SingleVM-Entitlement

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - NYC01 Prod

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(nyc01vc01.rainpole.local)

NYC01-Production-Policy

NYC01 Service Catalog

Prod-SingleVM-Entitlement

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - NYC01 Dev

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(nyc01vc01.rainpole.local)

NYC01-Development-Policy

NYC01 Service Catalog

Dev-SingleVM-Entitlement

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - NYC01 Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64(nyc01vc01.rainpole.local)

NYC01-Production-Policy

NYC01 Service Catalog

Prod-SingleVM-Entitlement

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - NYC01 Dev

redhat6-enterprise-64(nyc01vc01.rainpole.local)

NYC01-Development-Policy

NYC01 Service Catalog

Dev-SingleVM-Entitlement

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. Navigate to Design > Blueprints.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the New Blueprint dialog box, configure the following settings on the General tab, and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC01 Prod

    Archive (days)

    15

    Deployment limit

    Default setting (blank)

    Minimum

    30

    Maximum

    270

  5. Select and drag the vSphere Machine icon to the Design Canvas.
  6. Click the General tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Default

    ID

    Default setting (vSphere_Machine_1)

    Description

    Default setting (blank)

    Display location on request

    Deselected

    Reservation policy

    NYC01-Production-Policy

    Machine prefix

    Default setting (blank)

    Minimum

    Default setting (blank)

    Maximum

    Default setting (blank)





  7. Click the Build Information tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Value

    Blueprint type

    Server

    Action

    Clone

    Provisioning workflow

    CloneWorkflow

    Clone from

    windows-2012r2-64

    Customization spec

    itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

  8. Click the Machine Resources tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Minimum

    Maximum

    CPU

    2

    4

    Memory (MB):

    4096

    16384

    Storage

    Default setting (blank)

    Default setting (60)

  9. Click the Network tab.
    1. Select Network & Security in the Categories section to display the list of available network and security components.
    2. Select the Existing Network component and drag it onto the Design Canvas.
    3. Click in the Existing network text box and select the NYC01-Production-Web network profile.

      Blueprint Name

      Existing network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC01 Prod

      NYC01-Production-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC01 Dev

      NYC01-Development-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - NYC01 Prod

      NYC01-Production-DB

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - NYC01 Dev

      NYC01-Development-DB

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - NYC01 Prod

      NYC01-Production-App

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - NYC01 Dev

      NYC01-Development-App

    4. Click Save
    5. Select vSphere_machine properties from the design canvas.
    6. Select the Network tab, click New, configure the following settings, and click OK.

      Network

      Assignment Type

      Address

      NYC01ProductionWeb

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYC01DevelopmentWeb

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYC01ProductionDB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYC01DevelopmentDB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYC01ProductionApp

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYC01DevelopmentApp

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

    7. Click Finish to save the blueprint.
  10. Select the blueprint Windows Server 2012 R2 -NYC01 Prod and click Publish.
  11. Repeat this procedure to create additional blueprints.