In your scenario implementation, you use reservation policies to group similar reservations together. Create the reservation policy tag first so that you can assign the policy to reservations. A tenant administrator or business group manager to use the reservation policy in a blueprint.

About this task

You create a reservation policy for virtual machine provisioning in a production environment.

When you request a machine, it can be provisioned on any reservation of the appropriate type that has sufficient capacity for the machine.

  • You can apply a reservation policy to a blueprint to restrict the machines provisioned from that blueprint to a subset of available reservations.

  • You can use a reservation policy to collect resources into groups for different service levels, or to make a specific type of resource easily available for a particular purpose.

  • You can add multiple reservations to a reservation policy. However, a reservation can belong to only one policy.

  • You can assign a single reservation policy to more than one blueprint. However, each blueprint can have only one reservation policy.

  • A reservation policy can include reservations of different types, but only reservations that match the blueprint type are considered when selecting a reservation for a particular request.

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 > Reservation > Reservation Polices.
  3. Click the New icon, configure the following settings, and click  Save.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    LAX-Production-Policy

    Description

    Reservation policy for Production Business Group in LAX

  4. Click the New icon, configure the following settings, and click  Save.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    LAX-Edge-Policy

    Description

    Reservation policy for Tenant Edge resources in LAX