What are Blueprints ? A Blueprint is a complete set of specifications for a given VM, Cloud or even physical machine.
Easiest to demonstrate is probably a simple clone process.
Once again login as your Infrastructure Admin and browse to
Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints
Browse to New Blueprint > Virtual > vSphere (vCenter)
Give it a name, select the prefix and days after which it should archive deployed machines from this Blueprint
As for the three tickboxes
- Master (copyable)
- Display location on request
- Shared blueprint (can be shared across groups)
They are pretty much self-explanatory. Display location on request will force the requester to chose a datacenter.
Unticked will have vCAC deal with it.
Move to the Build Information tab.
Change the Action to Clone which will change the pre-defined workflow automatically to CloneWorkdFlow.
Under Clone From browse your vCenter and select your template
If your desired template does not show up (maybe you just created it), you may need to refresh your inventory.
You can find the how-to HERE
The Machine Resources have been populated automatically with the specifications of the template. You can increase this if you wish to allow users to increase the resources assigned.
You can also add additional volumes or just leave the current one
The settings under Actions are again pretty much self-explanatory
Now you can publish this Blueprint
vCAC Install Content
1. vCAC Requirements
2. vCAC Install Identity Appliance
3. vCAC Install vCAC Appliance
4. Install vCAC IaaS Components
5. Adding a Tenant
6. Configure Agents & Endpoints
7. Configure Resource Allocations
8. Create Blueprints
9. Create Service Catalogs
10. Create Entitlements & Testing
11. Other vCAC Bits (SMTP etc.)