A tenant administrator or business group manager creates a blueprint that enables the deployment of HP Server Automation software jobs on machines provisioned from it.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

  • Obtain the following information from your fabric administrator:

    • An HP Server Automation template. See Preparing an HP Server Automation Template for Cloning.

    • The clone blueprint that you want to integrate with HP Server Automation.

    • Optionally, information about the custom properties and values to be applied to all machines provisioned from the blueprint. See Custom Properties for HP Server Automation Integration.

      Note:

      A fabric administrator can create a build profile by using the property set HPSABuildMachineProperties, which allows HP Server Automation integration in provisioning by using a boot image, or HPSASoftwareProperties, which allows HP Server Automation integration in software deployment. These build profiles makes it easier for tenant administrators and business group managers to include this information in their blueprints.

    • Optionally, information on how software jobs are made available to individual machine requestors, either on a per-machine basis or specified in a blueprint to be applied to all machines provisioned from that blueprint.

      If all of the policies listed in the Software.txt file are to be made available to machine requestors to select from, you must include the custom property LoadSoftware with the value set to True.

      If a policy is to be applied to all machines provisioned from the blueprint, you must include the custom property VRM.Software.IdNNNN where NNNN is a number from 1000 to 1999, and the value is set to the name of the policy, for example Windows_ISMtool.

    • The name of the customization specification to be added to the blueprint. See Preparing an HP Server Automation Template for Cloning.

  • For information on how to create a blueprint for cloning by using the template and customization specification provided to you by your fabric administrator, see IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
  2. Locate the clone blueprint that you want to integrate with HP Server Automation.
  3. In the Actions column, click the down arrow and click Edit.
  4. Click the Properties tab.
  5. (Optional) : Select one or more build profiles from the Build profiles menu.

    Build profiles contain groups of custom properties. Fabric administrators can create build profiles.

  6. (Optional) : Add any custom properties to your blueprint.
    1. Click New Property.
    2. Type the custom property in the Name text box.
    3. (Optional) : Select the Encrypted check box to encrypt the custom property in the database.
    4. Type the value of the custom property in the Value text box.
    5. (Optional) : Select the Prompt user check box to require the user to provide a value when they request a machine.

      If you choose to prompt the user for a value, any value you provide for the custom property is presented to the user as the default. If you do not provide a default, the user cannot continue with the machine request until they provide a value for the custom property.

    6. Click the Save icon (save icon).
  7. Click OK.

Results

Your blueprint is saved.

What to do next

Publish your blueprint to make it available as a catalog item. See Publish a Blueprint.