To enable the provisioning of blueprints from vRealize Automation to a Consolidated Cluster, you create the virtual machine templates in the vCenter Server and create the logical switches for the provisioned workload virtual machines.
Create Logical Switches for Business Groups in ROBO For each ROBO consolidated cluster, you create three logical switches for each business group which simulate networks for the web, database, and application tiers.
Create Customization Specifications in Consolidated vCenter Server in ROBO Create two customization specifications, one for Linux and one for Windows, for use by the virtual machines you will deploy. Customization specifications are XML files that contain system configuration settings for the guest operating systems used by virtual machines. When you apply a specification to a guest operating system during virtual machine cloning or deployment, you prevent conflicts that might result if you deploy virtual machines with identical settings, such as duplicate computer names.
Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library in ROBO vRealize Automation cannot directly access virtual machine templates in the content library. You must create a virtual machine using the virtual machine templates in the content library, then convert the template in vCenter Server. Perform this procedure on each Consolidated vCenter Server cluster you add to vRealize Automation.
Convert the Virtual Machines to VM Templates in ROBO You can convert a virtual machine directly to a template instead of making a copy by cloning.