You create a customization specification to use with your Dukes Bank machine template.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client as an administrator.
  2. On the home page, click Customization Specification Manager to open the wizard.
  3. Click the New icon.
  4. Specify properties.
    1. Select Linux from the Target VM Operating System drop-down menu.
    2. Enter Customspecs_sample in the Customization Spec Name text box.
    3. Enter Dukes Bank customization spec in the Description text box.
    4. Click Next.
  5. Set computer name.
    1. Select Use the virtual machine name.
    2. Enter the domain on which you want to provision the Dukes Bank sample application in the Domain name text box.
    3. Click Next.
  6. Configure time zone settings.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Use standard network settings for the guest operating system, including enabling DHCP on all network interfaces.

    Fabric administrators and infrastructure architects handle network settings for provisioned machine by creating and using Network profiles in vRealize Automation.

  9. Follow the prompts to enter the remaining required information.
  10. On the Ready to complete page, review your selections and click Finish.


You created a template and customization specification that you can use to provision the Dukes Bank sample application.

What to do next

  1. Create an external network profile to provide a gateway and a range of IP addresses. See Create an External Network Profile by Using A Third-Party IPAM Provider.

  2. Map your external network profile to your vSphere reservation. See Create a Reservation for Hyper-V, KVM, SCVMM, vSphere, or XenServer. The sample application cannot provision successfully without an external network profile.

  3. Import the Duke's Bank sample application into your environment. See Scenario: Importing the Dukes Bank for vSphere Sample Application and Configuring for Your Environment.