Using metadata to improve provisioning

In this recipe, we use metadata to improve general provisioning of VMs and vApps.

Getting ready

We need a VM and a vApp and some space to deploy and clone them. For a full test, have two user logins handy.

How to do it...

We will now create metadata and then use it.

Creating metadata

Perform the following steps to create metadata:

  1. Log in to your organization.
  2. Create a new vApp or use an existing vApp.
  3. Right-click on the vApp and select Properties.
  4. Click on Metadata.
  5. Enter the metadata in the fields as shown in the following screenshot:
    Creating metadata
  6. Click on OK.
  7. Create a template from the vApp.

Using metadata

Perform the following steps ...

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