Use blueprint actions and entitlements together to maintain detailed control over provisioned machines.

About this task

Entitlements control which machine operations specific users can access. Blueprint actions control which machine operations can be performed on machines provisioned from a blueprint. For example, if you disable the option to reprovision machines created from a blueprint, then the option to reprovision a machine created from the blueprint does not appear for any users. If you enable the reprovision machine operation, then users who are entitled to reprovision machines can reprovision machines created from this blueprint.

Note:

The options that appear on the Actions tab depend on your platform and any customizations made to your vRealize Automation instance.

Procedure

  1. Click the Actions tab.
  2. (Optional) : Select the check boxes for each machine option to enable for machines provisioned from this blueprint.
  3. (Optional) : Specify whether to allow users to use Snapshot Manager to create, apply, and delete snapshots of their machine.

    Depending on your vRealize Automation configuration, this option might not be available.

    Option

    Description

    Enable Snapshot Manager

    Click Yes.

    Disable Snapshot Manager

    Click No.

  4. Specify reconfigure settings.
    1. Specify whether to allow machines provisioned from this blueprint to be reconfigured.

      Option

      Description

      Allow entitled users to reconfigure machines provisioned from this blueprint.

      Click Yes.

      Do not allow any users to reconfigure machines provisioned from this blueprint.

      Click No.

    2. Select Enable execution selector to allow users to schedule a machine reconfiguration.
    3. Select Enable power action selector to allow users to choose whether to shut down their machine before reconfiguration.

      If you disable this option, machines are shut down before reconfiguration.

  5. Click OK.

Results

Your blueprint is saved in draft state.

What to do next

Your blueprint is saved in draft state and you must manually publish it before you can associate it with a catalog service and entitle users to request it from the catalog. See Publish a Blueprint.