Using your configuration administrator privileges, you want to complete the manual user action in your inbox. You select which virtual machine templates you want to import into the catalog and determine which of your vSphere resources those catalog items can consume.


  1. Select Inbox > Manual User Action.
  2. Click vSphere Initial Setup to view the initial content manual user action.
  3. Select the virtual machine template, Rainpole_centos_63_x86, to publish as a catalog item.

    If you have other templates on the cluster that you want to make available in the vRealize Automation catalog, you can select them as well.

  4. Configure vSphere resources for vRealize Automation catalog items to consume.



    Reservation storage

    Select a datastore on which to provision machines created by using the imported templates.

    Reservation network

    Select a network on which to provision machines created by using the imported templates.

  5. Click Submit.

    Depending on the number of templates you are importing, the request might take a few minutes to finish. You can monitor the status of your request on the Requests tab.


The vSphere Initial Setup catalog item creates required vRealize Automation elements for you. You have a vSphere endpoint, reservation and fabric group, a business group, and a default catalog service. If you navigate to the Catalog page, you can see your default catalog service and the catalog items created from your imported templates.

What to do next

After you are familiar with your proof of concept environment, you want to learn how to create vRealize Automation elements yourself. You begin configuring your Rainpole environment for ongoing development. See Scenario: Configure the Default Tenant for Rainpole.