Before members of a business group can request virtual machines, fabric administrators must allocate resources to that business group by creating a reservation. Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request virtual machines on a specified compute resource.

Perform this procedure twice to create Edge reservations for both the Production and Development business groups.
Table 1. Business Group Names
Group Name
Production LAX01-Edge01-Prod-Res01
Development LAX01-Edge01-Dev-Res01


  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. Navigate to Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservations,  and click New vSphere (vCenter).
  3. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the General tab, and configure the following values for your business group.
    Setting Production Group Value Development Group Value
    Name LAX01-Edge01-Prod-Res01 LAX01-Edge01-Dev-Res01
    Tenant rainpole rainpole
    Business Group Production Development
    Reservation Policy LAX-Edge-Policy LAX-Edge-Policy
    Priority 100 100
    Enable this reservation Selected Selected
  4. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the Resources tab.
    1. Select lax01-w01-comp01(lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local) from the Compute resource drop-down menu.
    2. Enter 200 in the This Reservation column of the Memory (GB) table.
    3. In the Storage (GB) table, select the check box for your primary datastore, for example, lax01-w01-vsan01, enter 2000 in the This Reservation Reserved text box, enter 1 in the Priority text box, and click OK.
    4. Select lax01-w01rp-user-edge from the Resource pool drop-down menu.
  5. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the Network tab.
  6. From the Network Paths list, select the network path check boxes listed in the following table, and from the Network Profile drop-down menu select the corresponding network profile for the business group whose reservation you are configuring.
    Production Port Group Production Network Profile
    vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-Web-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Production-Web
    vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-DB-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Production-DB
    vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Production-App-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Production-App
    Development Port Group Development Network Profile
    vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Development -Web-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Development -Web
    vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Development -DB-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Development -DB
    vxw-dvs-xxxxx-Development -App-VXLAN Ext-Net-Profile-Development -App
  7. Click OK to save the reservation.
  8. Repeat the procedure to create an edge reservation for the development business group.