Create a blueprint for cloning virtual machines using the specified resources on the Compute vCenter Server. Tenants can later use this blueprint 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 three blueprints.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Customization Specification

Reservation Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC Prod

windows-2012r2-64 (nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local)

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

NYC-Production-Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - NYC Prod

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local)

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

NYC-Production-Policy

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - NYC Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64(nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local)

os-linux-custom-spec

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

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC Prod

    Deployment limit

    Default setting (blank)

    Lease (days): Minimum

    30

    Lease (days): Maximum

    270

    Archive (days)

    15

  4. Select and drag the vSphere (vCenter) Machine icon to 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

    NYC-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 nyc01-r01-robo01 Compute Resource.

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

    Setting

    Minimum

    Maximum

    CPU

    2

    4

    Memory (MB):

    4096

    16384

    Storage (GB):

    Default setting

    Default setting

  8. In the Categories section of the page, select Network & Security to display the list of available network and security components.
    1. Select the Existing Network component, drag it onto the Design Canvas and click the Existing network component from design canvas.
    2. Under General tab, click the browse icon and select the NYC-Production-Web network profile and click Save.

      Blueprint Name

      Existing network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC Prod

      NYC-Production-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - NYC Prod

      NYC-Production-DB

      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - NYC Prod

      NYC-Production-App

    3. Select vSphere_vCenter_Machine_1 properties from the design canvas.
    4. Select the Network tab, click New, configure the following settings, and click OK.

      Network

      Assignment Type

      Address

      NYCProductionWeb

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYCProductionDB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      NYCProductionApp

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

    5. Click Finish to save the blueprint.
  9. Select the blueprint Windows Server 2012 R2 - NYC Prod and click Publish.