You must prepare vCenter Server Linux virtual machine templates for vRealize Automation blueprints to create clone deployments. Application Services uses the vRealize Automation blueprints to deploy Linux-based applications and services to the vSphere environment.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere client and open a Linux virtual machine.
  2. Log in the virtual machine with root privileges and open a terminal.
  3. Download the installer script http://ApplicationServicesServerIP/tools/preparevCACTemplate.sh to the virtual machine template.

    You can use the wget or scp commands to download the file.

  4. Ensure that the installer script has permission to execute.

    chmod +x ./preparevCACTemplate.sh

  5. Run the installer script.

    ./preparevCACTemplate.sh

  6. Answer all prompts.

    If the installer script succeeds, it displays a success message. If not, the installer script displays an error message and logs on to the console.

  7. If an error occurs, resolve it and repeat 4 through 6.
  8. Shut down the Linux virtual machine.
  9. In the inventory, right-click the Linux virtual machine and select Template > Convert to Template.

    vCenter Server marks that virtual machine as a template and displays the task in the Recent Tasks pane.

What to do next

Create vRealize Automation Blueprints for Clone Deployment or Create and Configure vRealize Automation Blueprint for Linked Clone Deployment.