In your cross-region deployment, each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request specific physical machines.

About this task

Before members of a business group can request virtual machines, fabric administrators must allocate resources for them by creating a reservation. Each reservation is configured for a specific business group, and grants access to request machines on a specified compute resource.

Repeat this procedure twice to create reservations on the Region A Compute vCenter Cluster and the Region B Compute vCenter Cluster. In this scenario, you create reservations only for the Production business group.

Region

Business Group

Reservation Name

Reservation Policy

Compute Resource

Region A

Production

SFO01-Comp01-Prod-Unified01

Unified-Production-Policy

sfo01-w01-comp01 (sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

Region B

Production

LAX01-Comp01-Prod-Unified01

Unified-Production-Policy

lax01-w01-comp01 (lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local)

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 Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservations and click New > vSphere.
  3. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the General tab, and specify the following values.

    Setting

    Production Group Value

    Name

    SFO01-Comp01-Prod-Unified01

    Tenant

    rainpole

    Business Group

    Production

    Reservation Policy

    Unified-Production-Policy

    Priority

    100

    Enable This Reservation

    Selected

  4. On the New Reservation - vSphere page, click the Resources tab and specify the reservation.
    1. Select sfo01-w01-comp01(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local) from the Compute Resource drop-down menu.
    2. Enter 200 in the This Reservation column of the Memory (GB) table.
    3. In the Storage (GB) table, select the check box for datastore sfo01-w01-vsan01, enter 4000 in the This Reservation Reserved text box, enter 1 in the Priority text box, and click OK.
    4. Select lax01-w01rp-user-vm from the Resource Pool drop-down menu.
  5. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the Network tab.
  6. On the Network tab, specify the network information.
    1. Select the following network path check boxes listed from the Network Paths list.

      Production Network Path

      Production Group Network Profile

      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-Unified-VXLAN

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Unified

    2. Select the corresponding network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu for the business group whose reservation you are configuring.
  7. Click OK to save the reservation.
  8. Repeat the procedure to create the reservation for Region B.