Machine blueprints determine a machine's attributes, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings.

A tenant administrator or business group manager allows users to provision multi-machine services by creating one or more entitled multi-machine blueprints. Before you create a multi-machine blueprint, you must first create blueprints for each of the component machines to include in the multi-machine service. A multi-machine blueprint contains references to component blueprints. The component blueprints must be available to the same business groups as the multi-machine blueprint.

A multi-machine blueprint includes information that applies only to a multi-machine service as a whole. Configuration options, such as a reservation policy, apply only to component machines.

For information about what you can edit in multi-machine blueprints, and their component blueprints, see Editing Multi-Machine Blueprints.