Create blueprints for cloning the virtual machine templates that use the specified resources on vCenter Server. Tenants can later use these blueprints for automatic provisioning. A blueprint is the complete specification for a virtual, cloud, or physical machine. 

Repeat this procedure three times to create the following three blueprints.

Blueprint Name

VM Template

Customization Specification

Reservation Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

windows-2012r2-64 (sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Prod

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

os-windows-joindomain-custom-spec

SFO-Production-Policy

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Prod

redhat6-enterprise-64(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)

os-linux-custom-spec

SFO-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 by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name vra-admin-rainpole
      Password vra-admin-rainpole_password
      Domain rainpole.local
  2. Click the Design tab. 
  3. In the left pane, click Blueprints.
  4. On the Blueprints page, click New.
    The New Blueprint dialog box appears.
  5. On the General tab, enter the following settings, and click OK.
    Setting Value
    Name Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod
    Deployment limit Default setting (blank)
    Lease (days): Minimum 30
    Lease (days): Maximum 270
    Archive (days) 15
  6. Select the vSphere (vCenter) Machine icon and drag it in the Design Canvas.
  7. Click the General tab, enter the following settings, and click Save.
    Setting
    ID Default setting (vSphere_vCenter_Machine_1)
    Description Default setting (blank)
    Display location on request Deselected
    Reservation policy SFO -Production-Policy
    Machine prefix Use group default
    Instances: Minimum Default setting
    Instances: Maximum 1
  8. Click the Build Information tab, enter 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 the windows-2012r2-64 template, you must perform a data collection on the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 Compute resource.

    Verify that the required customization specification is available in the vSphere Client under Menu > Policies and Profiles > VM Customization Specifications.

  9. Click the Machine Resources tab, enter the following settings, and click Save.
    Setting Minimum Maximum

    CPUs

    2 4

    Memory (MB)

    4096 16384

    Storage (GB)

    Default setting Same value as Minimum
  10. Click the Network tab.
    1. In the Categories section, select Network & Security to display the list of available network and security components.
    2. Select the Existing Network component and drag it in the Design Canvas.
    3. Click the Existing network object and on the General tab, select the Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web network profile , and click OK.
      Blueprint Name Existing network

      Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Windows Server 2012 R2 With SQL2012 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 - SFO Prod

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

    4. Click Save.
    5. In the Design Canvas, select the vSphere_vCenter_Machine object.
    6. Select the Network tab, click New, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Network

      Assignment Type

      Address

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

      Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App

      Static IP

      Default setting (blank)

    7. Click Finish to save the blueprint.
  11. Select the blueprint Windows Server 2012 R2 - SFO Prod and click Publish.
  12. Repeat this procedure to create the remaining blueprints.

    To test blueprints in a development environment, or according to your business needs, create development blueprints using the same process as for production blueprints.