Managing virtual machines requires different roles to perform some tasks. For example, only a fabric administrator can change the reservation of a virtual machine, but a machine owner can create a snapshot of a virtual machine.
Reconfigure a Machine vSphere, vCloud Air, and vCloud Director platforms support reconfiguration of existing machines to modify specifications for CPU, memory, storage, or networks.
Configure a Metrics Provider You can configure vRealize Automation to use vRealize Operations Manager health and resource metrics for vSphere virtual machines.
Send Reclamation Requests A tenant administrator can send reclamation requests to virtual machine owners. A reclamation request specifies a new lease length in days, the amount of time given for a machine owner’s response, and which machines to target for reclamation.
Track Reclamation Requests A tenant administrator can track the current state of reclamation requests and other details.
Change the Reservation of a Managed Machine You can change the reservation of a managed machine. This ability is useful when a machine moves to a new storage path that is not available in its current reservation.
Create a Snapshot of Your Machine Depending on how your administrators have configured your environment, you might be able to create a snapshot of your virtual machine. A snapshot is an image of a virtual machine at a specific time. It is a space-efficient copy of the original VM image. Snapshots are an easy way to recover a system from damage, data loss, or security threats. After you create a snapshot of your virtual machine, you can apply it and reset your system back to the point where the snapshot was taken.
Configuring Remote Consoles for vSphere with Untrusted SSL Certificates If your vRealize Automation deployment uses untrusted certificates, before you can use remote consoles with VMRC, you must configure your client browser to trust the certificate, The steps to do this vary by browser.
Connect Remotely to a Machine You can connect remotely to a machine from the vRealize Automation console.