vRealize Automation cannot directly access virtual machine templates in the content library. You must create a virtual machine using the virtual machine templates in the content library, then convert the template in vCenter Server. Perform this procedure on all vCenter Server compute clusters that you add to vRealize Automation, including the first vCenter Server compute instance.

Repeat this procedure three times for each of the VM Templates in the content library.

Table 1. VM Templates and Guest OS for Each Template

VM Template Name

Guest OS


Red Hat Enterprise Server 6 (64-bit)


Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)


Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client .
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. From the Home menu, select VMs and Templates.
  3. Expand the  nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local vCenter Server.
  4. Right-click the nyc01-r01dc data center and select New Folder > New VM and Template Folder
  5. Enter the folder name as VM Templates
  6. From the Home menu, select Content Libraries
  7. Click nyc01-r01cl-vra01 > Templates.
  8. Right-click the VM Template redhat6-enterprise-64 and click New VM from This Template.

    The New Virtual Machine from Content Library wizard opens.

  9. On the Select name and location page, use the same template name.  

    Use the same template name to create a common service catalog that works across different vCenter Server instances within your data center environment.

  10. Select VM Templates as the folder for this virtual machine, and click Next.
  11. On the Select a resource page, expand cluster nyc01-r01-robo01, select the nyc01-user-vm resource pool, and click Next.
  12. On the Review details page, verify the template details and click Next.
  13. On the Select storage page, select the nyc01-r01-vsan01 datastore, select Thin Provision from the Select virtual disk format drop-down menu, and click Next.
  14. On the Select networks page, select nyc01-r01-vds01-management for the Destination Network, and click Next.

    vRealize Automation changes the network according to the blueprint configuration.

  15. On the Ready to complete page, review the configurations that you have made for the virtual machine, 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.

  16. Repeat this procedure for all the VM Templates in the content library.