You use reservation policies to group similar reservations together. Create the reservation policy tag first, then add the policy to reservations to allow a tenant administrator or business group manager to use the reservation policy in a blueprint.

About this task

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. A reservation policy is often used 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, but a reservation can belong to only one policy. You can assign a single reservation policy to more than one blueprint. A 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 OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    SFO-Production-Policy

    Type

    Reservation Policy

    Description

    Reservation policy for Production Business Group in SFO

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

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    SFO-Development-Policy

    Type

    Reservation Policy

    Description

    Reservation policy for Development Business Group in SFO

  5. Click the New icon, configure the following settings, and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    SFO-Edge-Policy

    Type

    Reservation Policy

    Description

    Reservation policy for Tenant Edge resources in SFO