In a reservation, you can specify a transport zone to indicate the diameter and scope of the compute infrastructure available for network virtualization. You can also assign external networks and routed gateways to specify how application tiers connect to external networks.


  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an IaaS administrator.

  • Verify that a tenant administrator created a business group. For information about how to create a business group, see IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms.

  • Verify that an IaaS administrator created a vCloud Networking and Security or NSX endpoint. See Create a vSphere Endpoint for Networking and Security Virtualization.

  • NSX logical routers must be configured for static or dynamic routing. See NSX Administration Guide.

  • Security groups must be created and resources configured in the vSphere Client. See NSX Administration Guide.

  • Verify that the vCenter Server administrator prepared transport zones and clusters.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservations.
  2. Select New Reservation > Virtual > vSphere (vCenter).
  3. Select a compute resource on which to provision machines from the Compute resource drop-down menu.

    The reservation name appears in the Name text box.

  4. Select a tenant from the Tenant drop-down menu.
  5. Select a business group from the Business group drop-down menu.

    Only users in this business group can provision machines by using this reservation.

  6. (Optional) Select a reservation policy from the Reservation policy drop-down box.

    You use a reservation policy to restrict provisioning to specific reservations, such as assigning this reservation to the routed gateway of a multi-machine service.

  7. (Optional) Type a number in the Machine quota text box to set the maximum number of machines that can be provisioned on this reservation.

    Only machines that are powered on are counted towards the quota. Leave blank to make the reservation unlimited.

  8. Type a number in the Priority text box to set the priority for the reservation.

    The priority is used when a business group has more than one reservation. A reservation with priority 1 is used for provisioning over a reservation with priority 2.

  9. (Optional) Deselect the Enable this reservation check box if you do not want this reservation active.
  10. Click the Network tab and assign an external network profile to an external, physical network.
    1. Select the check box for an external network in the Network Paths table.

      You can select more than one network path on a reservation, but only one network is selected when provisioning a machine.

    2. Select an external network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu.

      This option requires additional configuration to configure network profiles.

    3. Repeat to enable additional physical networks on this reservation.
  11. Select a transport zone from the Transport zone drop-down menu.

    A transport zone defines which clusters the multi-machine networks span. The transport zones in a reservation and a multi-machine blueprint must match for provisioning to occur.

  12. Select a security group check box in the Security groups list to assign to the reservation.

    Any multi-machine service that is created on this reservation belongs to the selected security group.

  13. Select a routed gateway.
    1. Select the check box of a routed gateway in the Routed Gateways table to connect to an NSX logical router.

      The selected routed gateway becomes editable.

    2. Select a network path from the Network Path drop-down menu.
    3. Select an external network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu.

      Only the external network profiles used to create routed network profiles are available in the menu.

    4. Click the Save icon (Save).
    5. Repeat to select more routed gateways.
  14. Click OK.