You may need to create or prepare some elements outside of
vRealize Automation to support catalog item provisioning. For example, if you want to provide a catalog item for provisioning a clone machine, you need to create a template on your hypervisor to clone from.
Preparing Your Environment for vRealize Automation Management Depending on your integration platform, you might have to make some configuration changes before you can bring your environment under vRealize Automation management, or before you can leverage certain features.
Preparing for Machine Provisioning Depending on your environment and your method of machine provisioning, you might need to configure elements outside of vRealize Automation. For example, you might need to configure machine templates or machine images. You might also need to configure NSX settings or run vRealize Orchestrator workflows.
Preparing for Software Provisioning Use Software to deploy applications and middleware as part of the vRealize Automation provisioning process for vSphere, vCloud Director, vCloud Air, and Amazon AWS machines.