You use reservation policies to group similar reservations together. To allow a tenant administrator or a business group manager to use the reservation policy in a blueprint, first create the reservation policy tag and then add the policy to reservations.

When you request a machine, it can be provisioned on any reservation of the appropriate type that has sufficient capacity for the machine. To restrict the machines provisioned from a blueprint to a subset of available reservations, you apply a reservation policy to the blueprint. A reservation policy is often used to collect resources into groups for different service levels, or to make a specific type of resource easily available for a particular purpose. A reservation policy can include reservations of different types, but only reservations that match the blueprint type are considered when selecting a reservation for a particular request.

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 by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name vra-admin-rainpole
      Password vra-admin-rainpole_password
      Domain rainpole.local
  2. Click the Infrastructure tab.
  3. In the left pane, expand Reservations and click Reservation Polices.
  4. Create a reservation policy for the Production business group.
    1. On the Reservation Policies page, click New and enter the following settings.
      Setting Value
      Name SFO-Production-Policy
      Type Reservation Policy
      Description Reservation policy for the Production business group
    2. Click OK.
  5. Create a reservation policy for the Development business group.
    1. On the Reservation Policies page, click New and enter the following settings.
      Setting Value
      Name SFO-Development-Policy
      Type Reservation Policy
      Description Reservation policy for the Development business group
    2. Click OK.
  6. Create a reservation policy for the Tenant Edge resources.
    1. On the Reservation Policies page, click New and enter the following settings.
      Setting Value
      Name SFO-Edge-Policy
      Type Reservation Policy
      Description Reservation policy for the Tenant Edge resources
    2. Click OK.