To provision blueprints from a specific vRealize Automation blueprint to multiple remote offices and branch offices, you must define the additional remote office and branch office locations in vRealize Automation, and associate the blueprints with those locations.
Add Data Center Locations to the Compute Resource Menu in ROBO You can configure new data center locations and resources in the Compute Resource menu of the vRealize Automation deployment selection screen, allowing you to more easily select new compute resources for deployment. To add a new location to the Compute Resource menu, you edit an XML file on the vRealize Automation server.
Associate Compute Resources with a Location in ROBO Each data center location has its own compute resources, which you associate with that site for its dedicated use.
Create a Property Definition for the Data Center Location in ROBO 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.
Create a vRealize Orchestrator Action to Provide Network Profiles for Remote Sites Create a vRealize Orchestrator Action to provide available network profiles for different remote office locations.
Create a Property Definition using the vRealize Orchestrator Action in ROBO Create a Custom Property Definition using the vRealize Orchestrator Action.
Add a Property Group with Cross-ROBO deployment custom properties
Create a Reservation Policy for the Unified Blueprint in ROBO When tenant administrators and business group managers create a new blueprint, the option to add a reservation policy becomes available. To add a reservation policy to an existing blueprint, edit the blueprint.
Specify Reservation Information for the Unified Blueprint in ROBO Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request specific physical machines.
Create a Service Catalog for the Unified Blueprint in ROBO The service catalog provides a common interface for consumers of IT services to request and manage the services and resources they need. Users can browse the catalog to request services, track their requests, and manage their provisioned service items.
Create an Entitlement for the Unified Blueprint Catalog in ROBO Entitle all blueprints in the Unified Blueprint Catalog to the Production and Development business groups. Entitlements determine which users and groups can request specific catalog items or perform specific actions. Entitlements are specific to a business group, and allow users in different business groups to access the blueprint catalog.
Create Unified Single Machine Blueprints in ROBO 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. Create three blueprints from which to clone the virtual machine for your environment using pre-configured resources on the vCenter Server compute cluster in Region A and the consolidated cluster in ROBO. Tenants use these blueprints to automatically provision virtual machines.
Test the Cross-ROBO Deployment of the Unified Single Machine Blueprints The data center environment is now ready for the multi-site deployment of virtual machines using vRealize Automation. Test your environment and confirm the successful provisioning of virtual machines using the blueprints you created to both Region A and ROBO.