The build information settings determine how a machine is provisioned.


  1. Click the Build Information tab.
  2. Select whether machines provisioned from this blueprint are classified as Desktop or Server from the Blueprint type drop-down menu.

    This information is for record-keeping and licensing purposes only.

  3. Select Clone from the Action drop-down menu.
  4. Select CloneWorkflow from the Provisioning workflow drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Browse icon next to the Clone from text box.
  6. Select a template to clone.

    Blueprint Type

    Available Templates


    The list includes all templates for all reservations. No validation is available to ensure that the template you select exists in the reservation used to provision a machine from this blueprint.

    Local (you selected a business group for the blueprint)

    You only see templates that exist on reservations for the business group you selected.

  7. Click OK.
  8. (Optional) Enter the name of the customization specification in the Customization spec text box.

    A customization specification is required only if you are cloning with static IP addresses. However, you cannot perform customizations of Windows machines without a customization specification object. For Linux clone machines, you can use a customization specification, an external script, or both to perform customizations.

    When you create a customization specification in the vSphere Client for DHCP, use the Typical settings option on the Customization Specification > Network tab page. The Typical settings option is related to network settings in vRealize Automation and is indirectly related to network profiles that have the DHCP private network profile and NAT one-to-many settings enabled. If the clone machine is provisioned by using the custom specification, and no profiles are enabled on the vRealize Automation virtual appliance, the machine IP address is selected from the vSphere Client DHCP.


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