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. Create three blueprints from which to clone the virtual machine for your environment using pre-configured resources on the vCenter Server compute cluster in both Region A and the Remote Office/Branch Office. Tenants use these blueprints to automatically provision virtual machines. 

Repeat this procedure to create three Unified Single Machine blueprints, one for each blueprint name listed in the following table.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Reservation Policy

Customization Specification

Service Catalog

Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified Prod

windows-2012r2-64

UnifiedBlueprint-Policy

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

Unified Single Machine Catalog

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - Unified Prod

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012

UnifiedBlueprint-Policy

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

Unified Single Machine Catalog

Red hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Unified Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64

UnifiedBlueprint-Policy

os-linux-custom-spec

Unified Single Machine Catalog

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
  3. Click New.
  4. In the New Blueprint dialog box, configure the following settings on the General tab.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified

    Archive (days)

    15

    Deployment limit

    Default setting (blank)

    Minimum

    30

    Maximum

    270

  5. Click the Properties tab.
    1. Click Add on the Property Groups tab.
    2. Select the property group Select Location and click OK.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Select and drag the vSphere Machine icon to the Design Canvas.
  8. Click the General tab, configure the following settings, and click Save.

    Setting

    Value

    ID

    Default setting (vSphere_vCenter_Machine_1)

    Reservation Policy

    UnifiedBlueprint-Policy

    Machine Prefix

    Use group default

    Minimum

    Default setting

    Maximum

    Default setting

  9. 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

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

    Setting

    Minimum

    Maximum

    CPU

    1

    4

    Memory (MB):

    4096

    16384

    Storage

    50

    60

  11. Click the Network tab.
    1. Select Network & Security in the Categories section to display the list of available network and security components.
    2. Select the Existing Network component and drag it onto the design canvas.
    3. Click in the Existing network text box and select the Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web network profile.

      Blueprint Name

      Existing Network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL2012 - Unified

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Red hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Unified

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

    4. Click Save.
    5. Select vSphere_Machine properties from the design canvas.
    6. Select the Network tab, click New, and configure the following settings. Click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Network

      ExtNetProfileProductionWeb

      Assignment Type

      Static IP

      Address

      Default setting (blank)

  12. Click Finish to save the blueprint.
  13. Select the blueprint Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified and click Publish.
  14. Navigate to Administration > Catalog Management > Catalog Items and add the blueprint to the Unified Single Machine Catalog.
    1. In the Catalog Items list, click the blueprint labeled Windows Server 2012 R2 - Unified.
    2. In the Configure Catalog Items dialog box, set Service to Unified Single Machine Catalog, and click OK.