When you implement scenarios for Region B, vRealize Automation cannot directly access virtual machine templates in the content library. You must create a virtual machine using the virtual machine templates, then convert the template in vCenter Server.

About this task

Perform this procedure on all vCenter Server compute instances that you add to vRealize Automation, including the first vCenter Server compute instance.

Create virtual machines from the following Linux and Windows VM templates in the content library.

VM Template Name

Guest OS

redhat6-enterprise-64

Red Hat Enterprise Server 6 (64-bit)

windows-2012r2-64

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Select Home > VMs and Templates and expand the lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server.
  3. Right-click the lax01-m01dc data center tree and select New Folder > New VM and Template Folder
  4. Create a new folder called VM Templates
  5. Navigate to Home > Content Libraries and click lax01-w01cl-vra01 > Templates.
  6. Right-click the VM template, click New VM from This Template and provide the following information in the New Virtual Machine from Content Library wizard.
    1. On the Select name and location page, use the same template name.
    2. Select VM Templates as the folder for this virtual machine, and click Next.
    3. On the Select a resource page, select the compute cluster that you want to deploy the virtual machine to.
    4. On the Review details page, verify the template details and click Next.
    5. On the Select storage page, select the lax01-m01-lib01 datastore and select Thin Provision from the Select virtual disk format drop-down menu.
    6. On the Select networks page, select VM Network for the Destination Network, and click Next.

      vRealize Automation changes the network according to the blueprint configuration.

    7. On the Ready to complete page, review the virtual machine configuration and click Finish.

      A new task for creating the virtual machine appears in the Recent Tasks pane. After the task is complete, the new virtual machine is created.

  7. Repeat this procedure for the other VM templates in the content library.