As an IT professional evaluating or learning vRealize Automation, you want to import a robust sample application into your vRealize Automation instance so you can quickly explore the available functionality and determine how you might build vRealize Automation blueprints that suit the needs of your organization.
Before you begin
Prepare a CentOS 6.x Linux reference machine, convert it to a template, and create a customization specification. See Scenario: Prepare for Importing the Dukes Bank for vSphere Sample Application Blueprint.
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.
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.
Verify that you have both the infrastructure architect and software architect privileges. Both roles are required to import the Dukes Bank sample application and to interact with the Dukes Bank blueprints and software components.
You have configured the Dukes Bank for vSphere sample application for your environment to use as a starting point for developing your own blueprints, as a tool to evaluate vRealize Automation, or as a learning resource to assist you in understanding vRealize Automation functionality and components.