Cloning VCSA 6.0

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I recently had a need to clone my nested lab environment, so I could do some testing without breaking my lab. I had some issues with the cloned VCSAs networking, so posting what I worked through here.

When starting the cloned VCSA, the progress bar halted around three quarters of the way along. I hit ALT-F1 to see what was happening and saw that a bunch of services were failing to start and there were issues with eth0:


The log confirmed this, showing that eth1 had no configuration: [click to continue…]


This post will take a look at creating business groups in vRealize Automation. Business groups are created by Tenant administrators, and are often aligned to a line of business or department. Before a user can request resources in vRA, they must be a member of a business group. One of the requirements when creating a new business group is to select a machine prefix, so it’s necessary to create at least one machine prefix before creating a business group. A machine prefix defines the naming convention that machines provisioned by the business group will use.

Creating Machine Prefixes

To create a machine prefix, log into vRealize Automation as an Infrastructure administrator, select the ‘Infrastructure’ tab then navigate to Blueprints | Machine Prefixes:


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