Tenant administrators create business groups to associate a set of services and resources to a set of users, often corresponding to an organizational business unit.

About this task

Users must belong to a business group to request machines.

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 and, optionally, a description.
  5. Select a Default machine prefix.
  6. (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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Add users to your business group.

    To support vCloud Director integration, the same business group members in the vRealize Automation business group must also be members of the vCloud Director organization.

    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.

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

Results

Fabric administrators can now allocate resources to the business group by creating a reservation. This ability allows business group users to request machines.

What to do next

A fabric administrator must create a reservation. See Create a vCloud Reservation.