The IaaS administrator and fabric administrator roles are responsible for configuring the fabric to enable provisioning of infrastructure services. Fabric configuration is system-wide and is shared across all tenants.

Configuring IaaS Resources Workflow

An IaaS administrator creates an endpoint to configure access to an infrastructure source. When the connection to an infrastructure source is established, vRealize Automation collects information about the compute resources available through that source. The IaaS administrator can then organize those resources into fabric groups and assign a fabric administrator to manage each group as well as cross-tenant configuration such as machine prefixes.

A fabric administrator can create reservations to allocate provisioning resources in the fabric group to specific business groups that the tenant administrator created during tenant configuration. Optionally, the fabric administrator can configure reservation, network, or storage reservation policies. For example, they can create a reservation policy to control placement of provisioned machines.

When the fabric administrator has created reservations, the IaaS architects can create and publish machine blueprints for reuse in application blueprints and for catalog administrators to make available in the service catalog.