Depending on your environment and the methods of provisioning your fabric administrators have prepared, there are several procedures available to create the blueprint for your needs.

Unless otherwise noted in the Choosing a Blueprint Scenario table, all of these provisioning methods require preparation by your fabric administrators before you can create a blueprint and provision machines. Please contact your fabric administrators to determine which provisioning methods they have prepared for you.

Table 1. Choosing a Blueprint Scenario

Scenario

Supported Platforms

Procedure

Custom Properties

Launch an instance from an Amazon Machine Image.

Amazon AWS

Create an Amazon AWS Blueprint

No custom properties are required. A load balancer can be configured before or after install.

Launch an instance from a virtual machine image.

Red Hat OpenStack

Create a Basic Red Hat OpenStack Blueprint

No custom properties are required.

Provision a machine by booting from an ISO image, using a kickstart or autoYaSt configuration file and a Linux distribution image to install the operating system on the machine.

Red Hat OpenStack

Create a Red Hat OpenStack Blueprint for Linux Kickstart Provisioning

Custom Properties for Linux Kickstart Blueprints

Provision a machine by booting into a WinPE environment and installing an operating system using a Windows Imaging File Format (WIM) image of an existing Windows reference machine.

Red Hat OpenStack

Create an OpenStack Blueprint for WIM Provisioning

Custom Properties for WIM Blueprints