Create a blueprint for cloning the windows-2012r2-64 virtual machine using the specified resources on the 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 the following six blueprints.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Customization Spec

Reservation Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

windows-2012r2-64 (sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Dev

windows-2012r2-64 (sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Development-Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Prod

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Dev

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Development-Policy

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

itac-linux-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Dev

redhat6-enterprise-64(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

itac-linux-custom-spec

SFO-Development-Policy

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. Click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

    Archive (days)

    15

    Deployment limit

    Default setting (blank)

    Minimum

    30

    Maximum

    270

  5. Select and drag the vSphere Machine icon to 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

    SFO-Production-Policy

    Machine prefix

    Use group default

    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 template

    Customization spec

    itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

    Note:

    If the value of the Clone from setting does not list windows-2012r2-64 template, you must perform a data collection on the sfo01-w01-comp01 Compute Resource.

  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 Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web network profile.

      Blueprint Name

      Existing network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Dev

      Ext-Net-Profile-Development-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Dev

      Ext-Net-Profile-Development-DB

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Dev

      Ext-Net-Profile-Development-App

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

      Network

      Assignment Type

      Address

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Development-Web

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Development-DB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Development-App

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)





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