Before members of a business group can request machines, fabric administrators must allocate resources to them by creating a reservation. Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request machines on a specified compute resource.

Perform this procedure twice to create compute resource reservations for both the production and development business groups.
Table 1. Business Group Names
Group Name
Production LAX01-Comp01-Prod-Res01
Development LAX01-Comp01-Dev-Res01


  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 Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservations and select New > vSphere (vCenter).
  3. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the General tab, and configure the following values for each group.
    Setting Production Group Value Development Group Value
    Name LAX01-Comp01-Prod-Res01 LAX01-Comp01-Dev-Res01
    Tenant rainpole rainpole
    Business Group Production Development
    Reservation Policy LAX-Production-Policy LAX-Development-Policy
    Priority 100 100
    Enable this reservation Selected Selected
  4. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the Resources tab.
    1. Select lax01-w01-comp01 (lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local) from the Compute resource drop-down menu.
    2. In the This Reservation column of the Memory (GB) table, enter 200.
    3. In the Storage (GB) table, select the check box for your primary datastore, for example, lax01-w01-vsan01, enter 2000 in the This Reservation Reserved text box, enter 1 in the Priority text box, and click OK.
    4. Select lax01-w01rp-user-vm from the Resource pool drop-down menu.
  5. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the Network tab.
  6. On the Network tab, select the following network path from the Network Paths list, and select the corresponding network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu for the business group whose reservation you are configuring.
    1. Configure the Production Business Group with the following values.
      Production Network Path Production Group Network Profile
      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-Web-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web
      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-DB-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB
      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-App-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App
    2. Configure the Development Business Group with the following values.
      Development Network Path Development Group Network Profile
      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Development-Web-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Development-Web
      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Development-DB-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Development-DB
      vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Development-App-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Development-App
  7. Click OK to save the reservation.
  8. Repeat this procedure to create a reservation for the Development Business Group.