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

When you request a machine, it can be provisioned on any reservation of the appropriate type that has sufficient capacity for the machine. You can apply a reservation policy to a blueprint to restrict the machines provisioned from that blueprint to a subset of available reservations. 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. You can add multiple reservations to a reservation policy, but a reservation can belong to only one policy. You can assign a single reservation policy to more than one blueprint. A blueprint can have only one reservation policy. 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. Navigate to Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservation Policies.
  3. Click the New icon, configure the following settings, and click OK.
    Setting Value
    Name LAX-Production-Policy
    Description Reservation policy for Production Business Group in LAX
  4. Click the New icon, configure the following settings, and click OK.
    Setting Value
    Name LAX-Development-Policy
    Description Reservation policy for Development Business Group in LAX
  5. Click the New icon, configure the following settings, and click OK.
    Setting Value
    Name LAX-Edge-Policy
    Description Reservation policy for Tenant Edge resources in LAX