You must use custom properties to add a storage reservation policy to a linked clone blueprint.


  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a fabric administrator or business group manager.

  • A fabric administrator must create at least one storage reservation policy. See Configure a Storage Reservation Policy.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
  2. Point to the vSphere linked clone blueprint you want to edit.
  3. Click the Edit icon (Edit).
  4. Click the Properties tab.
  5. Click New Property.
  6. Enter VirtualMachine.DiskN.StorageReservationPolicy in the Name text box.

    N is the index, starting at 0, of the volume you want to assign to a storage reservation policy.

  7. Enter the name of the storage reservation policy to assign to the volume in the Value text box.
  8. (Optional) Select the Encrypted check box to encrypt the custom property in the database.
  9. (Optional) Select the Prompt user check box to require the user to provide a value when they request a machine.

    If you choose to prompt users for a value, any value you provide for the custom property is presented to them as the default. If you do not provide a default, users cannot continue with the machine request until they provide a value for the custom property.

  10. Click the Save icon (Save).
  11. Click New Property.
  12. Enter VirtualMachine.DiskN.Size in the Name text box.

    N is the index you specified in step 6

  13. Enter the amount of storage capacity (in gigabytes) to assign to the volume in the Value text box.
  14. Click the Save icon (Save).
  15. Click OK.