A blueprint specifies the workflow that is used to provision a virtual machine and includes information such as CPU, memory, and storage. In your scenario, you can create a blueprint for provisioning the Linux and Windows virtual machines using resources specified on the Compute vCenter Server. Tenants can later use this blueprint for automatic provisioning.

About this task

This scenario explains how to publish blueprints for the Production business group in Region B.

Machine blueprints include additional provisioning information such as the locations of required disk images or virtualization platform objects. Blueprints also specify policies such as the lease period and can include networking and security components such as security groups, policies, or tags.

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. 

Repeat this procedure to create the following blueprints.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Customization Specification

Windows Server 2012 R2 - LAX Prod

windows-2012r2-64

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - LAX Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64

os-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

      vra-admin-rainpole

      Password

      vra-admin-rainpole_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 and click OK.

    Setting

    Value for Windows Blueprint

    Value for Linux Blueprint

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - LAX Prod

    Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - LAX Prod

    Archive (days)

    15

    15

    Minimum

    30

    30

    Maximum

    270

    270

  5. Select and drag the vSphere Machine icon to the design canvas.
  6. Click the General tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Value

    ID

    vSphere_Machine_1

    Description

    blank

    Display location on request

    Deselected

    Reservation policy

    LAX-Production-Policy

    Machine prefix

    Prod-

    Minimum

    Default setting

    Maximum

    Default setting

  7. Click the Build Information tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Value for Windows Blueprint

    Value for Linux Blueprint

    Blueprint type

    Server

    Server

    Action

    Clone

    Clone

    Provisioning workflow

    CloneWorkflow

    CloneWorkflow

    Clone from

    windows-2012r2-64 (Endpoint lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local)

    redhat6-enterprise-64 (Endpoint lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local)

    Customization spec

    os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

    os-linux-custom-spec

  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

    Default setting

  9. Set the network.
    1. Click the Network tab.
    2. Select Network & Security in the Categories section to display the list of available network and security components.
    3. Select the Existing Network component and drag it onto the design canvas.
    4. Click in the Existing network text box and select the Ext-Net-Profile-Production-B network profile.

      Blueprint Name

      Existing network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - LAX Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-B

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - LAX Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-B

    5. Click Save.




    6. Select the vSphere_machine properties from the design canvas.
    7. Select the Network tab, click New, and configure the following settings.

      For Existing Network

      Network Setting

      Assignment Type Setting

      Address Setting

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-B

      ExtNetProfileProduction

      Static IP

      blank

    8. Click Save.
    9. Click Finish to save the blueprint.
  10. Select the blueprint and click Publish.
  11. Repeat this procedure to create the blueprint for Linux.