In each scenario, you use virtual machine templates to create machine blueprints and publish them in a service catalog in vRealize Automation. You can use the predefined Linux and Windows virtual machine templates that are available in the vCenter Server content library after you deploy the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

Creating virtual machine templates from a content library includes several tasks. At a high level, you first create a virtual machine by importing it from the content library. Then you convert the virtual machine to a virtual machine template.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have performed the content library configuration for Region A according to the VMware Validated Design Deployment Guide for Region A.

  • Configure a Content Library in the First Compute vCenter Server Instance

  • Import the Virtual Machine Template OVF Files