When you create a custom vRealize Automation blueprint, you can allow a clone deployment to provision Application Services Windows-based or Linux-based applications and services to the VMware vSphere environment.


  • Verify that vRealize Automation 6.1 or later is installed and configured.

  • Verify that the vRealize Automation business group that you plan to use with Application Services is created.

  • Verify that a vCenter Server virtual machine is available for the vRealize Automation blueprint to create a clone deployment.

    You must have the customization specification name available for a Windows-based vRealize Automation blueprint. See Prepare vCenter Server Windows Virtual Machine Templates.

  • Familiarize yourself with how to create a blueprint in vRealize Automation. See Iaas Configuration for Virtual Platforms.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator.
  2. Select New Blueprint > Virtual > vSphere (vCenter).
  3. Complete the information on the Blueprint Information tab.
  4. On the Build Information tab, select the Clone option from the Action drop-down menu.
  5. Click Clone from to browse and select the vCenter Server template you created for use in vRealize Automation.
  6. For a Windows-based vRealize Automation blueprint, enter the customization specification name in the Customization spec text box.

    You created the customization specification as part of the vCenter Server virtual machine template preparation.

  7. Add information to the Property and Security tabs as required and click OK to save your changes.

    ThevRealize Automation blueprint appears in the Blueprint menu.

What to do next

Register the vRealize Automation blueprint configured for clone deployment for use in Application Services. See Register the vRealize Automation Cloud Provider and Template.