You can add each virtual reservation to one reservation policy. The reservation from which a particular virtual machine is provisioned is determined by vRealize Automation based on the reservation policy specified in the blueprint, if any, the priorities and current usage of the fabric group's reservations, and other custom properties.

Table 1. Design Decisions on Reservation Policies in vRealize Automation

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

ROBO-CMP-019

Create at least one workload reservation policy in vRealize Automation.

Places a deployment on a specific set of reservations in each ROBO. You also use reservation policies to place workloads in the allocated vSphere resource pool.

None.

ROBO-CMP-020

Create at least one reservation policy for the placement of dynamically created edge services gateways.

Places the edge devices in the allocated vSphere resource pools.

None.

A storage reservation policy is a set of datastores that can be assigned to a machine blueprint to restrict disk provisioning to only those datastores. Storage reservation policies are created and associated with the appropriate datastores and assigned to reservations.

Table 2. Design Decisions on Storage Reservation Policy in vRealize Automation

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

ROBO-CMP-021

In this design, do not use storage tiers.

The underlying physical storage design does not use storage tiers.

  • Both business groups, Manufacturing and Finance, have access to the same storage.

  • Tenants using multiple datastores with different storage capabilities must evaluate the use of vRealize Automation storage reservation policies.