When setting up an Azure reservation, you can assign resource group and storage account information based on the Azure instance you are using. When you set up a reservation, the vRealize Automation provisioning logic attempts to allocate resources, such as resource groups and storage accounts, according to the resource information specified by the reservation while provisioning a virtual machine.

Before you begin

Obtain the subscription ID for your Azure instance.

About this task

You can configure Resource Group and Storage Account information for an Azure virtual machine in the reservation, but you can also choose to leave these fields blank in the reservation. If you leave the fields blank, the default resource group and storage account information related to the specified Azure subscription ID will be used for any related blueprints. You can also update this information when creating a blueprint or when you provision a virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Type or paste your Azure subscription ID in the Subscription ID text box.
  2. Select the location for the reservation by clicking the Location drop-down.

    You can leave this field blank to create a location agnostic reservation, but if you do location information must be specified either when creating a blueprint or when provisioning an Azure virtual machine.

  3. Click New in the Resource Groups table.
    1. Paste the appropriate Resource Group name information from your Azure instance in the Name text box.
      Note:

      The Name box cannot be left empty.

    2. Assign a numerical priority value in the Priority text box.

      This assignment determines priority when a Resource Group has more than one resource group, with lower numbers taking precedence.

    3. Click Save to add the Resource Group to the reservation.
  4. Click New in the Storage Accounts table.
    1. Paste the appropriate Storage Account name information from your Azure instance in the Name text box.
      Note:

      The Name box cannot be left empty.

    2. Assign a numerical priority value in the Priority text box.
    3. Click Save to add the Storage Account to the reservation.

      This assignment determines priority when a reservation has more than one Storage Account, with lower numbers taking precedence.

  5. Click OK to proceed to the next tab.