Using your IaaS architect privileges, create a blueprint and configure the name and description for your vSphere CentOS machine blueprint. A unique identifier is applied to the blueprint, so you can programmatically interact with blueprints or create property bindings if you need to. You want users to have some flexibility with their blueprint leases, so you configure the blueprint to allow users to choose their lease duration for up to a month.


  1. Select Design > Blueprints.
  2. Click the New icon (Add).
  3. Enter Centos on vSphere in the Name text box.
  4. Review the generated unique identifier.

    You can edit this field now, but after you save the blueprint you can never change it. Because identifiers are permanent and unique within your tenant, you can use them to programmatically interact with blueprints and to create property bindings.

    The identifier field automatically populates based on the name you entered.

  5. Enter Golden Standard CentOS machine configuration in the Description text box.
  6. Configure a lease range for users to choose from by entering 1 in the Minimum text box and 30 in the Maximum text box.
  7. Click OK.

What to do next

You drag a vSphere machine component onto the canvas and configure it to clone the CentOS template you created in vSphere.