Part 7: vRA 7.5 Infrastructure and XaaS Blue Prints Creation

This post will cover creation of Blue prints for Virtual machines and Any thing as a service (XaaS). We had created the backbone for vRA till now from blog 1 to blog6 but in this blog will create the actual blue prints.

Please find the links for all the posts in this series below.

  1. Introduction and Design : Installing and Configuring vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  2. Part 1: Deploying vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Appliance
  3. Part 2: Installing SQL for vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  4. Part 3: vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Installation and IIS server Configuration
  5. Part 4: vRA 7.5 Initial Configuration of Default tenant and AD Directory Sync
  6. Part 5: vRA 7.5 Sub tenant Creation and Branding
  7. Part 6: vRA 7.5 Custom Groups, End points and Reservation Configuration
  8. Part 7: vRA 7.5 Infrastructure and XaaS Blue Prints Creation
  9. Part 8: vRA 7.5 Approvals, Catalog Management and Testing Blue Prints
  10. Part 9: vRA 7.5 fixing installation errors and configuration issues

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Blue Print Creation

Login to the tenant as vraadmin ( https://vra.sslab.com/vcac/org/sslab)

  • Select Design – Blue Prints – Add new (+)
  • provide Name and unique ID will created automatically which can be changed.
  • Deployment limit: how many VM’s or blue print requests users can request using this blue print.
  • Lease Days : minimum days vm will be active, maximum days the vm deployed by blue print will be valid.
  • Archive days: By default after max days VM will be deleted, instead if can be archived by shutting down for those days.

Now Blue prints are opened, Select Machine type – drag vSphere VM –

General : provide VM ID, Machine Prefix, instance min, max

in Blue Print information page.

  • Type: Server
  • action: clone
  • Clone VM : select VM Template.

Machine Resources

Provide min and Max cpu, ram and storage the VM can have.

Review and Finish

Once the blue print is done – it will be in draft mode – select and Publish

XaaS Blue Print

XaaS blur print will use default vRO instance installed on the vRA appliance. we can have external vRO as well. In our case its in built.

Select New to create new blue print.

navigate through all the folders and select Create a Snapshot or what ever action.

Provide Name and next

Review and Next

Review and next

Select Category Xaas, so that it will display in XaaS folder.

Select and publish the blue print.

With this part 7 is completed. Now will move to the final step of testing in part 8 of this series..!!

Please find the links for all the posts in this series below. Click on the link below for the next post in this series.

  1. Introduction and Design : Installing and Configuring vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  2. Part 1: Deploying vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Appliance
  3. Part 2: Installing SQL for vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  4. Part 3: vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Installation and IIS server Configuration
  5. Part 4: vRA 7.5 Initial Configuration of Default tenant and AD Directory Sync
  6. Part 5: vRA 7.5 Sub tenant Creation and Branding
  7. Part 6: vRA 7.5 Custom Groups, End points and Reservation Configuration
  8. Part 7: vRA 7.5 Infrastructure and XaaS Blue Prints Creation
  9. Part 8: vRA 7.5 Approvals, Catalog Management and Testing Blue Prints
  10. Part 9: vRA 7.5 fixing installation errors and configuration issues

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Siva Sankar

Siva Sankar works as Solution Architect in Abu Dhabi with primary focus on SDDC, Automation,Network Virtualization, Digital Workspace, VDI, HCI and Virtualization products from VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft.

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