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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Reservations and reservation polices are about reserving storage and compute resources for a vRA tenant, which essentially sets a limit on how much resources they can consume. Before members of a business group can request machines, fabric administrators must allocate resources to the business group by creating reservations. Each business group must have at least one reservation in order for the business group members to be able to create machines.
Before creating a reservation, we need to create a reservation policy. A reservation policy is a set of reservations that you can select when creating blueprints, to define what resources they can consume. When you create a reservation you add it to a reservation policy.
To begin, log into the vRA client as an IaaS administrator, and head over to Reservations | Reservation Policies, which can be found under the Infrastructure tab:
Click the ‘New Reservation Policy‘ button then give the policy a name and description. In my lab I created policies to match business areas, for example, Development. Once done, create a Storage Reservation policy in the same way. [click to continue…]