Preparation is required by IaaS administrators, tenant administrators, and fabric administrators to bring resources under
vRealize Automation management, allocate resources to users, prepare for provisioning machines, and create machine blueprints.
Configuring IaaS Checklist Required and optional configurations are performed by IaaS administrators, tenant administrators, and fabric administrators to fully implement and customize the IaaS feature of vRealize Automation.
Custom Properties in Machine Provisioning, Blueprints, and Build Profiles Custom properties are name-value pairs used to specify attributes of a machine or to override default specifications.
Bringing Resources Under vRealize Automation Management To allow vRealize Automation to manage your infrastructure, IaaS administrators create endpoints, store administrator-level user credentials for those endpoints, and add compute resources to a fabric group. The procedure for creating endpoints differs depending on your environment.
Configure Machine Prefixes Fabric administrators create machine prefixes that are used to create names for machines provisioned through vRealize Automation. Tenant administrators and business group managers select these machine prefixes and assign them to provisioned machines through blueprints and business group defaults.
Create a Business Group Tenant administrators create business groups to associate a set of services and resources to a set of users, often corresponding to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. Users must belong to a business group to request machines.
Virtual Reservations A virtual reservation is a share of the memory, CPU, networking, and storage resources of one compute resource allocated to a particular business group.