Using your tenant administrator privileges, you create a business group for the IT team responsible for designing and testing vRealize Automation blueprints.


  1. Select Administration > Users and Groups > Business Groups.
  2. Click the New icon (Add).
  3. Enter Rainpole business group in the Name text box.
  4. Enter one or more email addresses in the Send manager emails to text box.

    For example, enter your own email address, or the email address of your IT manager.

  5. Add a custom property to assist your architects with troubleshooting their blueprints.
    1. Click the New icon (Add).
    2. Enter _debug_deployment in the Name text box.
    3. Enter true in the Value text box.
    4. Select Prompt User to allow your architects to turn this feature on or off when they request a catalog item.

    Typically, if one component of a catalog item fails to provision vRealize Automation rolls back all resources for the whole catalog item. You use this custom property to override that behavior so your architects can pinpoint where their blueprints are failing. You add this custom property to the business group instead of the blueprints to ensure that architects can always choose to override this behavior, but the choice is never accidentally provided to users.

  6. Click Next.
  7. Search Rainpole architects in the Group manager role search box and select your custom group.
  8. Search test_user in the User role search box and select the local user you set up as a shared login for testing blueprints.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Select Rainpole as the default machine prefix from the drop-down menu.
  11. Click Finish.

What to do next

Using your fabric administrator privileges, you allocate IaaS resources to your Rainpole business group by creating a reservation.