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.

About this task

To add multiple users to a business group role, you can add multiple individual users, or you can add multiple users at the same time by adding an identity store group or a custom group to a role. For example, you can create a custom group Sales Support Team and add that group to the support role. For information about creating custom groups, see Tenant Administration. You can also use existing identity store user groups. The users and groups you choose must be valid in the identity store.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator.

  • Request a machine prefix from a fabric administrator. See Configure Machine Prefixes.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Groups > Business Groups.
  2. Click the Add icon (Add).
  3. (Optional) : Select an existing business group from the Copy from existing group drop-down box.

    Data from the group you chose appears.

  4. Enter a name in the Name text box.
  5. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  6. Select a Default machine prefix.
  7. (Optional) : Type a default Active directory container for machines provisioned in this group and press Enter.

    The Active Directory container is used only for WIM provisioning. Other provisioning methods require additional configuration to join provisioned machines to an AD container.

  8. Type a user name or group name in the Group manager role search box and press Enter.

    Repeat this step to add more than one user or group to the role. You do not have to specify users at this time. You can create empty business groups to populate later.

  9. Type one or more user names or group names in the Send manager emails to text box and press Enter.

    Multiple entries must be separated with commas. For example, JoeAdmin@mycompany.com,WeiMgr@mycompany.com.

  10. Add users to your business group.

    Multiple entries must be separated by line breaks. You do not have to specify users at this time. You can create empty business groups to populate later.

    1. Type a user name or group name in the Support role search box and press Enter.

      Repeat this step to add more than one user or group to the role.

    2. Type a user name or group name in the User role search box and press Enter.

      Repeat this step to add more than one user or group to the role.

  11. (Optional) : Add any custom properties.
  12. Click OK.

Results

Fabric administrators can now allocate resources to your business group by creating a reservation.