You can import or provision a physical machine, connect a managed physical machine to the management interface of its endpoint, and join a hypervisor-provisioned physical machine to a
vCenter Server cluster.
Physical Machine Provisioning and Management To provision and manage physical machines, vRealize Automation communicates directly with each system’s management interface to run actions such as OS installation, rebooting, and reprovisioning.
Physical Endpoints A physical endpoint represents one physical machine or a pool of multiple physical machines. To make a physical machine available for provisioning, you must create an endpoint to represent it.
Physical Reservations A physical reservation is a set of physical machines reserved for and available to a particular business group for provisioning.
Configure Hardware Details A fabric administrator can modify the data center, row, and rack details of a managed or reserved physical machine.
Assign a Cost Profile to a Physical Machine A fabric administrator can assign a cost profile to a managed or reserved physical machine.
Provision a Reserved Physical Machine You provision a reserved physical machine by using a physical blueprint. The reservation for the machine determines the business group, so only blueprints from that group appear.
Import a Physical Machine A fabric administrator with business group manager privileges can import a reserved physical machine while retaining its current operating system. The fabric administrator then becomes the machine's owner.
Connect a Physical Machine to an Endpoint A fabric administrator can connect to the management interface of a reserved or managed physical machine.
Join a Hypervisor to a Cluster A fabric administrator and business group manager can join a physical machine provisioned as a hypervisor to an existing compute resource cluster in vCenter Server.