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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Sample configurations

This section will describe how to configure a blueprint, add it to a service catalog, and make it orderable for users in a given business group. It will cover the following points in greater detail:

  • Creating and preparing a template in vCenter to be used for a blueprint
  • Creating a network pool to be used with a pre-existing VLAN
  • Creating a set of properties to be used with the blueprint
  • Creating an IaaS blueprint for a VM
  • Publishing the service for a given business group (entitlements)

Template preparation in vCenter

Before the blueprint can rely on the template, a few things have to be checked in vCenter in order to make it a successful and straightforward deployment. Here is a list of things which should be considered for the ...

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