As a fabric administrator, you create machine prefixes that can be later used for creating names of machines provisioned by using vRealize Automation. Tenant administrators and business group managers select the machine prefixes and assign them to provisioned machines through blueprints and business group defaults.

Machine prefixes are shared across all tenants. Every business group has a default machine prefix. Every blueprint must have a machine prefix or use the group default prefix. Fabric administrators are responsible for managing machine prefixes. A prefix consists of a base name to be followed by a counter of a specified number of digits. When all the digits are used, vRealize Automation rolls back to the first number.

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 Administration and click Machine Prefixes.
  4. Create a default machine prefix for the Production business group.
    1. On the Machine Prefixes page, click New and enter the following settings.
      Setting Value
      Name Prod-
      Number of Digits 5
      Next Number 1
    2. Click the Save icon.
  5. Create a default machine prefix for the Development business group.
    1. On the Machine Prefixes page, click New and enter the following settings.
      Setting Value
      Name Dev-
      Number of Digits 5
      Next Number 1
    2. Click the Save icon.