Specify resource and network settings available to machines that are provisioned from this vRealize Automation reservation.


  1. Click the Resouces tab.
  2. Select a compute resource on which to provision machines from the Compute resource drop-down menu.

    Only templates located on the cluster you select are available for cloning with this reservation.

    During provisioning, machines are placed on a host that is connected to the local storage. If the reservation uses local storage, all the machines that are provisioned by the reservation are created on the host that contains that local storage. However, if you use the VirtualMachine.Admin.ForceHost custom property, which forces a machine to be provisioned to a different host, provisioning fails. Provisioning also fails if the template from which the machine is cloned is on local storage, but attached to a machine on a different cluster. In this case, provisioning fails because it cannot access the template.

  3. (Optional) Enter a number in the Machine quota text box to set the maximum number of machines that can be provisioned on this reservation.

    Only machines that are powered on are counted towards the quota. Leave blank to make the reservation unlimited.

  4. Select a method of assigning key pairs to compute instances from the Key pair drop-down menu.



    Not Specified

    Controls key pair behavior at the blueprint level rather than the reservation level.

    Auto-Generated per Business Group

    Every machine provisioned in the same business group has the same key pair, including machines provisioned on other reservations when the machine has the same compute resource and business group. Because key pairs generated this way are associated with a business group, the key pairs are deleted when the business group is deleted.

    Auto-Generated per Machine

    Each machine has a unique key pair. This is the most secure method because no key pairs are shared among machines.

    Specific Key Pair

    Every machine provisioned on this reservation has the same key pair. Browse for a key pair to use for this reservation.

  5. If you selected Specific key Pair in the Key pair drop-down menu, select a key pair value from the Specific key pair drop-down menu.
  6. Select one or more security groups that can be assigned to a machine during provisioning from the Security groups list.
  7. Click the Network tab.
  8. Configure a network path for machines provisioned by using this reservation.
    1. (Optional) If the option is available, select a storage endpoint from the Endpoint drop-down menu.

      The FlexClone option is visible in the endpoint column if a NetApp ONTAP endpoint exists and if the host is virtual. If there is a NetApp ONTAP endpoint, the reservation page displays the endpoint assigned to the storage path. When you add, update, or delete an endpoint for a storage path, the change is visible in all the applicable reservations.

      When you add, update, or delete an endpoint for a storage path, the change is visible in the reservation page.

    2. Select a network paths for machines provisioned by this reservation from the Network Paths list.
    3. (Optional) Select a listed network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu.

      This option requires that one or more network profiles exists.

    You can select more than one network path on a reservation, but only one network is used when provisioning a machine.


You can save the reservation now by clicking Save. Or you can add custom properties to further control reservation specifications. You can also configure email alerts to send notifications when resources allocated to this reservation become low.