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

The available resource allocation models for machines provisioned from a vCloud Director reservation are Allocation Pool, Pay As You Go, and Reservation Pool. For Pay As You Go, you do not need to specify storage or memory amounts but do need to specify a priority for the storage path. For details about these allocation models, see vCloud Air documentation.

You can specify a standard or disk-level storage profile. Multi-level disk storage is available vCloud Air endpoints.

For integrations that use Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) storage, you can select a storage cluster to allow SDRS to automatically handle storage placement and load balancing for machines provisioned from this reservation. The SDRS automation mode must be set to Automatic. Otherwise, select a datastore within the cluster for standalone datastore behavior. SDRS is not supported for FlexClone storage devices.

Note: Reservations defined for vCloud Air endpoints and vCloud Director endpoints do not support the use of network profiles for provisioning machines.


  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.

  3. Select an allocation model.
  4. (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.
  5. Specify the amount of memory, in GB, to be allocated to this reservation from the Memory table.

    The overall memory value for the reservation is derived from your compute resource selection.

  6. Select one or more listed storage paths.

    The available storage path options are derived from your compute resource selection.

    1. Enter a value in the This Reservation Reserved text box to specify how much storage to allocate to this reservation.
    2. Enter a value in the Priority text box to specify the priority value for the storage path relative to other storage paths that pertain to this reservation.
      The priority is used for multiple storage paths. A storage path with priority 0 is used before a path with priority 1.
    3. Click the Disable option if you do not want to enable the storage path for use by this reservation.
    4. Repeat this step to configure clusters and datastores as needed.
  7. Click the Network tab.
  8. Configure a network path for machines provisioned by using this reservation.
    1. 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 one or more Network Adapters for the machines to be provisioned for this reservation.
    3. Select an available Network Profile for each selected network adapter.
    4. If the Advanced settings are available, select a Transport zone and one or more Tier 0 logical routers to be used when deploying a blueprint that contains load balancers.

      A transport zone defines which clusters the network adapters span. If you specify a transport zone in a reservation and in a blueprint, the transport zone values must match.

    You can select more than one network adapter in 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.