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. Tenants use these blueprints to provision virtual machines automatically. 

About this task

This procedure creates cross-region blueprints for the virtual machine. The procedure uses pre-configured resources on the vCenter Server compute cluster in both Region A and Region B.

Repeat this procedure to create one unified single machine blueprint for each blueprint name listed in the following table.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Customization Specification

Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified

windows-2012r2-64

itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - Unified

redhat6-enterprise-64

itac-linux-custom-spec

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.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified

    Archive (days)

    15

    Deployment limit

    Default setting (blank)

    Minimum

    30

    Maximum

    270

  5. Click the Properties tab.
    1. Click Add on the Property Groups subtab.
    2. Select the property group Select Location and click OK.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Select and drag the vSphere Machine icon onto the design canvas.
  8. Click the General tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Value

    ID

    Unified_Win2012R2_VM

    Reservation Policy

    Unified-Production-Policy

    Machine Prefix

    Prod-

    Minimum

    Default setting

    Maximum

    Default setting

  9. 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

    Customization spec

    itac-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

  10. 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

    Default setting

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

      Setting

      Value

      Network

      ExtNetProfileProductionUnified

      Assignment Type

      Static IP

      Address

      Default setting (blank)

  12. Click Save and click Finish.
  13. Select the blueprint and click Publish.
  14. Repeat this procedure to create the blueprint for Linux.