Create blueprints for cloning the virtual machine templates using the specified resources on the Compute vCenter Server. Tenants can later use these blueprints for automatic provisioning. 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 three blueprints.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Customization Specification

Reservation Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

windows-2012r2-64 (sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Prod

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64(sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

os-linux-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

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 and click New
  3. In the New Blueprint dialog box, on the General tab, configure the following settings, and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

    Deployment limit

    Default setting (blank)

    Lease (days): Minimum

    30

    Lease (days): Maximum

    270

    Archive (days)

    15

  4. Select the vSphere (vCenter) Machine icon and drag it in the Design Canvas.
  5. Click the General tab, configure the following settings and click Save.

    Setting

    Default

    ID

    Default setting (vSphere_vCenter_Machine_1)

    Description

    Default setting (blank)

    Display location on request

    Deselected

    Reservation policy

    SFO-Production-Policy

    Machine prefix

    Use group default

    Instances: Minimum

    Default setting

    Instances: Maximum

    Default setting

  6. 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

    os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

    Note:

    If the value of the Clone from setting does not list windows-2012r2-64 template, you must perform a data collection on the sfo01-w01-comp01 Compute Resource.

  7. Click the Machine Resources tab, configure the following settings and click Save.

    Setting

    Minimum

    Maximum

    CPUs

    2

    4

    Memory (MB)

    4096

    16384

    Storage (GB)

    Default setting

    Default setting

  8. Click the Network tab.
    1. In the Categories section, select Network & Security to display the list of available network and security components.
    2. Select the Existing Network component and drag it in the Design Canvas.
    3. Click the Existing network object and on the General tab, select the Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web network profile.

      Blueprint Name

      Existing network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

    4. Click Save.
    5. In the Design Canvas, select the vSphere_vCenter_Machine object.
    6. Select the Network tab, click New, configure the following settings and click OK.

      Network

      Assignment Type

      Address

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

    7. Click Finish to save the blueprint.
  9. Select the blueprint Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod and click Publish.
  10. Repeat this procedure to create additional blueprints.

    To test blueprints in a development environment, or according to your business needs, create Development blueprints using the same process as for Production blueprints.