Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request specific physical machines.

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

Repeat this procedure twice to create reservations for the production business group on the shared edge and compute clusters in both Region A and Region B.

Region Business Group Reservation Name Reservation Policy Compute Resource.
Region A Production SFO01-Comp01-Prod-UnifiedBlueprint UnifiedBlueprint-Policy sfo01-w01-comp01(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local)
Region B Production LAX01-Comp01-Prod-UnifiedBlueprint UnifiedBlueprint-Policy lax01-w01-comp01(lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local)


  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.
    Setting Production Business Group Value
    Name SFO01-Comp01-Prod-UnifiedBlueprint
    Tenant rainpole
    Business Group Production
    Reservation Policy UnifiedBlueprint-Policy
    Priority 100
    Enable This Reservation Selected
  4. On the New Reservation - vSphere page, click the Resources tab.
    1. Select sfo01-w01-comp01(sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.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 your primary datastore, for example, sfo01-w01-vsan01, enter 2000 in the This Reservation Reserved text box, enter 1 in the Priority text box, and click OK.
    4. Select sfo01-w01rp-user-vm from the Resource Pool drop-down menu.
  5. On the New Reservation - vSphere (vCenter) page, click the Network tab.
  6. Select the following network path check boxes and select the corresponding network profiles for the Production business group whose reservation you are configuring.
    Production Network Path Production Group 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
  7. Click OK and save the reservation.
  8. Repeat the procedure and create a reservation for Region B.