Create a vSphere Image Customization template to use with your vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agent deployment.


  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. From the Home page, click Customization Specification Manager and select lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local from the vCenter Server drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Create a new specification icon.
    The New VMGuest Customization Spec wizard opens.
  4. On the Specify Properties page, configure the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Target VM Operating System Windows
    Use custom SysPrep answer file Deselected
    Customization Spec Name vra7-proxy-agent-template
  5. On the Set Registration Information page, configure the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Name Rainpole
    Organization Rainpole IT
  6. On the Set Computer Name page, select the Enter a name in the Clone/Deploy wizard radio button, and click Next.
  7. On the Enter Windows License page, enter the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Product Key volume_license_key
    Include Server License Information Selected
    Server License Mode Per seat
    Note: If you are using Microsoft License Server, or have multiple single license keys, leave the  Product Key text box blank.
  8. On the Set Administrator Password page, configure the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Password local_administrator_pwd
    Confirm password local_administrator_pwd
    Automatically logon as Administrator Selected
    Number of times to logon automatically 1
  9. On the Time Zone page, select (GMT) Coordinated Universal Time from the Time Zone drop-down menu, and click Next.
  10. On the Run Once page, in the enter a new command text box enter the following commands and click Add after each one. Click Next.
    net localgroup administrators rainpole\svc-vra /add
    powershell set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"
    powershell set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters" -Name "DisabledComponents" -Value 0xff
    powershell Restart-Computer
  11. On the Configure Network page, select the Manually select custom settings radio button, select NIC1 from the list of network interfaces in the virtual machine, and click Edit.
    The  Edit Network dialog box displays.
  12. On the IPv4 page, configure the following settings and click DNS.
    Setting Value
    Prompt the user for an address when the specification is used Selected
    Subnet Mask
    Default Gateway
  13. On the DNS page, provide DNS servers and search suffixes.
    1. Configure the following DNS server settings. 
      Setting Value
      Use the following DNS server address Selected
      Preferred DNS Server
      Alternate DNS Server
    2. In the enter a new DNS suffix text box, enter rainpole.local and click the Add button.
    3. In the enter a new DNS suffix text box, enter lax01.rainpole.local and click the Add button.
    4. In the enter a new DNS suffix text box, enter sfo01.rainpole.local and click the Add button.
    5. Click OK to save settings and close the Edit Network dialog box, and click Next.  
  14. On the Set Workgroup or Domain page, select the Windows Server Domain radio button, enter credentials that have privileges to join the domain, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Windows Server Domain lax01.rainpole.local
    Username svc-domain-join@rainpole.local
    Password svc-domain-join_password
    Confirm Password svc-domain-join_password
  15. On the Set Operating System Options page, select the Generate New Security ID (SID) check box, and click Next.
  16. On the Ready to complete page, review the settings that you entered, and click Finish.
    The customization specification you created is listed in the  Customization Specification Manager, and can be used to customize virtual machine guest operating systems.