Preparation is required by IaaS administrators, tenant administrators, and fabric administrators to bring resources under
vRealize Automation management, allocate resources to users, prepare for provisioning machines, and create machine blueprints.
Configuring IaaS for Cloud Checklist IaaS administrators, fabric administrators, tenant administrators, and business group managers perform required and optional configurations to fully implement and customize vRealize Automation.
Custom Properties in Machine Provisioning, Blueprints, and Build Profiles Custom properties are name-value pairs used to specify attributes of a machine or to override default specifications.
Bringing Resources Under vRealize Automation Management For vRealize Automation to manage your infrastructure, IaaS administrators must create endpoints, store administrator-level user credentials for those endpoints, and add compute resources to a fabric group.
Configure Machine Prefixes Fabric administrators create machine prefixes that are used to create names for machines provisioned through vRealize Automation. Tenant administrators and business group managers select these machine prefixes and assign them to provisioned machines through blueprints and business group defaults.
Create a Business Group Tenant administrators create business groups to associate a set of services and resources to a set of users, often corresponding to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. Users must belong to a business group to request machines.
Managing Key Pairs Key pairs are used to provision and connect to a cloud instance. A key pair is used to decrypt Windows passwords or to log in to a Linux machine.
Cloud Reservations A cloud reservation provides access to the provisioning services of a cloud service account for a particular business group.