Machine blueprints are the complete specification for a virtual, cloud, or physical machine. Blueprints determine a machine's attributes, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings.
Choosing a Blueprint Scenario 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.
Create a Blueprint for Linux Kickstart Provisioning You can provision a Dell iDRAC or HP iLO machine by booting from an ISO image and using a kickstart or autoYaSt configuration file and a Linux distribution image to install the operating system on the machine.
Create a Blueprint for WIM Provisioning You can provision a Dell iDRAC or HP iLO machine by booting into a WinPE environment and then installing an operating system using a Windows Imaging File Format (WIM) image of an existing Windows reference machine.
Create a Blueprint for SCCM Provisioning You can provision a machine and then pass control to an SCCM task sequence to boot from an ISO image, deploy a Windows operating system, and install the vRealize Automation guest agent.
Create a Blueprint for PXE Provisioning You can provision a machine by querying a PXE boot server for a network boot strap program (NBP). You can configure the NBP to then download and execute any boot image-based provisioning method to deploy an operating system.
Publish a Blueprint Blueprints are saved in the draft state and must be manually published before you can configure them as catalog items.