vCAC 6 series – Part 11 – Create Blueprint
What’s is Blueprint in vCloud Automation Center
Blueprints are the complete specification for a virtual, cloud, or physical machine. Blueprints determine a machine’s attributes, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings. For and end user blueprint is visible as item in the service catalog which it can use to request virtual machine, physical machine, application or anything else.
- Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator or business group manager
- Navigate to Infrastructure –> Blueprints –> Blueprints.
- Click New Blueprint -> Virtual –> vSphere
- on Blue print information provide:
- blueprint name
- mark blueprint options
- choose reservation policy if you have it
- machine prefix
- archive days
- on second tab
- blue print type: Server
- action: Clone
- provisioning workflow: CloneWorkflow
- clone from: choose template you want to clone from
- customization specs: type customization specs name from vSphere
- in machine resources set maximum and minimum resources available for this blueprint
- define number of volumes
- maximum number of volumes
- maximum network adapters
- On properties tab you can attach build profiles and custom properties
- On actions tab, mark actions available
- Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.
- Create a blueprint.
- Navigate to Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
- Point to the blueprint you want to publish and click Publish.
- Click OK.
- Your blueprint is now a catalogue item.
Assign blueprint to Service
- go to Administration –> catalog items
- next to the blueprint name on the right side click Configure
- On the details set:
- status to Active
- from dropdown menu choose service
- On entitlement tab make sure that at least one entitlement is visible
Verify if new item is visible in catalog
vCloud Automation Center 6.0 series
- vCAC 6 series – Part 1 – Architecture
- vCAC 6 series – Part 2 – Prepare for deployment
- vCAC 6 series – Part 3 – Deploy VMware Identity Appliance
- vCAC 6 series – Part 4 – Deploy VMware vCAC Appliance
- vCAC 6 series – Part 5 – Installing IaaS components
- vCAC 6 series – Part 6 – Initial Configuration
- vCAC 6 series – Part 7 – Post Installation Tasks
- vCAC 6 series – Part 8 – Installing vSphere Agent
- vCAC 6 series – Part 10 – Prepare for provisioning
- vCAC 6 series – Part 11 – Create Blueprint