Tenant administrators and business group managers can use custom properties and optional policies to configure advanced blueprint settings such as reservation policies, Visual Basic scripts, and Active Directory cleanup.
Assigning Datastores to Machine Volumes Storage assignment is determined by reservations. Tenant administrators and business group managers can further restrict storage volume assignment by specifying a single datastore or a storage reservation policy that represents multiple datastores to a volume. With the multi-storage feature you can assign the volumes of a virtual machine to different datastores for the vSphere, KVM (RHEV), and SCVMM platforms.
Reservation Policies When a user requests a machine, it can be provisioned on any reservation of the appropriate type that has sufficient capacity for the machine. You can apply a reservation policy to a blueprint to restrict the machines provisioned from a that blueprint to a subset of available reservations.
Configuring Network Settings You can also specify aspects of network configuration such as static IP address assignment, the networks to which machines should be attached, and other networking details.
Enable Users to Select Datacenter Locations Tenant administrators and business group managers can create blueprints that prompt users to select datacenter locations, for example, London or Boston, when they request a machine.
Allow Requesters to Specify Machine Host Name Tenant administrators and business group managers can use a custom property to prompt users to specify a host name for their machines.
Enabling Visual Basic Scripts in Provisioning Visual Basic scripts are run outside of vRealize Automation as additional steps in the machine life cycle and can be used to update the custom property values of machines. Visual Basic scripts can be used with any provisioning method.
Add Active Directory Cleanup to a Blueprint Tenant administrators and business group managers configure the Active Directory Cleanup Plugin by using a set of custom properties to specify actions to take in Active Directory when a machine is deleted from a hypervisor.
Enable Machine Users to Create Snapshots Tenant administrators and business group managers can enable Snapshot Manager in machines created from a vSphere blueprint. This allows users to capture snapshots of their virtual machines and keep space-efficient copies of the original VM image.
RDP Connections Tenant administrators and business group managers can configure RDP settings and enable connect by using RDP for machines provisioned with their blueprints.
Enable Connections Using SSH Tenant administrators and business group managers can use a custom property to enable users to connect remotely to their Linux machines using SSH.