Using the vSphere Client, you create a standard customization specification for your vRealize Automation IaaS architects to use when they create clone blueprints for Linux machines.


  1. On the home page, click Customization Specification Manager to open the wizard.
  2. Click the New icon.
  3. Specify properties.
    1. Select Linux from the Target VM Operating System drop-down menu.
    2. Enter Linux in the Customization Spec Name text box.
    3. Enter Rainpole Linux cloning with vRealize Automation in the Description text box.
    4. Click Next.
  4. Set computer name.
    1. Select Use the virtual machine name.
    2. Enter the domain on which cloned machines are going to be provisioned in the Domain name text box.

      For example, rainpole.local.

    3. Click Next.
  5. Configure time zone settings.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select Use standard network settings for the guest operating system, including enabling DHCP on all network interfaces.
  8. Follow the prompts to enter the remaining required information.
  9. On the Ready to complete page, review your selections and click Finish.


You have a general customization specification that you can use to create blueprints for cloning Linux machines.

What to do next

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as the configuration administrator you created during the installation and request the catalog items that quickly set up your proof of concept. See Scenario: Request Initial Content for a Rainpole Proof of Concept Deployment.