A machine blueprint is the complete specification for a virtual, cloud, or physical machine. A machine blueprint determines the machine's attributes, provisioning method, and its policy and management settings. You publish machine blueprints as catalog items in the service catalog.

Machine blueprints can be specific to a business group or shared among groups in a tenant in the following way:

Table 1. User Role Rights on Machine Blueprints

Type of Blueprints

Rights of the Tenant Administrator

Rights of the Business Group Manager

Shared blueprints

  • Create

  • Entitle to users in a business group in the tenant

  • Manage

  • Copy if configured by the tenant administrator

Group-specific blueprints

  • View and modify if a business group manager for the group

  • Create

  • Entitle to users in the business group

Blueprint Definitions

Define the services that provide basic workload provisioning to your tenants. This design introduces services for provisioning instances of Windows Server, Linux Server, or Windows Server with SQL Server installed.

Table 2. Single-Machine Blueprints in This Validated Design

Name

Description

Business Group

Base Windows Server (Production)

A standard operating environment for the Rainpole tenant for deployment of Windows Server.

Production

Base Linux (Production)

A standard operating environment for the Rainpole tenant for deployment of Linux.

Production

Windows Server with SQL Server (Production)

Base Windows Server with a silent SQL Server installation with custom properties.

Production

Table 3. Requirements and Standards for the Base Windows Server Blueprints

Service Name

Base Windows Server

Provisioning Method

When users select this blueprint, vRealize Automation clones a vSphere virtual machine template with preconfigured vCenter Server customizations.

Entitlement

Both Production and Development business group members.

Approval Process

No approval (pre-approval assumed based on approved access to platform).

Operating System and Version Details

Windows Server

Configuration

Disk: Single disk drive

Network: Standard vSphere Networks

Lease and Archival Details

Lease:

  • Production Blueprints: No expiration date

  • Development Blueprints: Minimum 30 days – Maximum 270 days

Archive: 15 days

Pre- and Post-Deployment Requirements

Email sent to manager confirming service request (include description details).

Table 4. Base Windows Blueprint Sizing

Sizing

vCPU

Memory (GB)

Storage (GB)

Default

1

4

60

Maximum

4

16

60

Table 5. Requirements and Standards for the Base Linux Server Blueprint

Service Name

Base Linux Server

Provisioning Method

When users select this blueprint, vRealize Automation clones a vSphere virtual machine template with preconfigured vCenter Server customizations.

Entitlement

Both Production and Development business group members.

Approval Process

No approval (pre-approval assumed based on approved access to platform).

Operating System and Version Details

Red Hat Enterprise Server 6

Configuration

Disk: Single disk drive 

Network: Standard vSphere networks

Lease and Archival Details

Lease:

  • Production Blueprints: No expiration date

  • Development Blueprints: Minimum 30 days – Maximum 270 days

Archive: 15 days

Pre- and Post-Deployment Requirements

Email sent to manager confirming service request (include description details) .

Table 6. Base Linux Blueprint Sizing

Sizing

vCPU

Memory (GB)

Storage (GB)

Default

1

6

20

Maximum

4

12

20

Table 7. Requirements and Standards for the Blueprint for Base Windows Server with SQL Server

Service Name

Base Windows Server

Provisioning Method

When users select this blueprint, vRealize Automation clones a vSphere virtual machine template with preconfigured vCenter Server customizations.

Entitlement

Both Production and Development business group members

Approval Process

No approval (pre-approval assumed based on approved access to platform).

Operating System and Version Details

Windows Server Server

Configuration

Disk: Single disk drive 

Network: Standard vSphere Networks 

Silent Install: The Blueprint calls a silent script using the vRealize Automation Agent to install SQL Server with custom properties.

Lease and Archival Details

Lease:

  • Production Blueprints: No expiration date

  • Development Blueprints: Minimum 30 days – Maximum 270 days

Archive: 15 days

Pre- and Post-Deployment Requirements

Email sent to manager confirming service request (include description details)

Table 8. Sizing of the Base Windows with SQL Server Blueprint

Sizing

vCPU

Memory (GB)

Storage (GB)

Default

1

8

100

Maximum

4

16

400