As the vSphere administrator creating templates for vRealize Automation, you want to use the vSphere Web Client to prepare for cloning CentOS machines in vRealize Automation.
Before you begin
Install vRealize Automation. See Scenario: Install vRealize Automation for Rainpole.
Identify or create a Linux CentOS reference machine with VMware Tools installed. Include at least one Network Adapter to provide internet connectivity.
About this task
You want to convert an existing CentOS reference machine into a vSphere template so you and your Rainpole architects can create blueprints for cloning CentOS machines in vRealize Automation. To prevent any conflicts that might arise from deploying multiple virtual machines with identical settings, you also want to create a general customization specification that you and your architects can use to create clone blueprints for Linux templates.