Several machine workflows and workflow states are available in vRealize Automation.

Provisioning workflows are selected by the tenant administrator or business group manager when they create a blueprint. All of the available options are listed.

Table 1. MasterWorkflow States

Workflow State

Work Item

Description

Requested

A new machine is requested. The machine is created or registered.

AwaitingApproval

The approval process starts. The machine build is on hold until it is approved.

RegisterMachine

RegisterVM

The existing machine is registered. Attributes are set in the hypervisor. For information about registering machines, see vSphere product documentation.

BuildingMachine

The machine build is about to start. The provisioning workflow that is specified in the blueprint is being created.

MachineProvisioned

SetMachineOperations

The machine build completed successfully. Operations are being performed on the machine before it is made available for use. The allowed machine operations that are defined in the blueprint are configured on the machine.

MachineActivated

The requested machine is activated.

InstallTools

InstallTools

Hypervisor guest operating system tools are installed on the machine by the hypervisor.

Expired

The machine has expired and is turned off. After the archive period elapses, it is disposed of. The machine cannot be used. The machine can only be reactivated or disposed of in this state.

DeactivateMachine

The machine disposal process has started.

UnprovisionMachine

The machine unprovisioning process has started.

Disposing

DisposeVM

The hypervisor is disposing of the machine.

Finalized

The machine was disposed of and is about to be removed from management. The master workflow is about to stop.

Table 2. CloudProvisioningWorkflow States

Workflow State

Work Item

Description

CloneMachine

CloneVM

The hypervisor is cloning the machine.

CustomizeMachine

CustomizeVM

The hypervisor is configuring the machine.

InitialPowerOn

PowerOn

The machine is being powered on for the first time after the clone process is finished.

BuildComplete

The machine build process is finished.