You can provision a machine by booting into a WinPE environment and then installing an operating system using a Windows Imaging File Format (WIM) image of an existing Windows reference machine.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

Gather the following information from your fabric administrator:

a

The name and location of the WinPE ISO image.

b

The name of the WIM file, the UNC path to the WIM file, and the index used to extract the desired image from the WIM file.

c

The user name and password under which to map the WIM image path to a network drive on the provisioned machine.

d

(Optional) If you do not want to accept the default, K, the drive letter to which the WIM image path is mapped on the provisioned machine.

e

For vCenter Server integrations, the vCenter Server guest operating system version with which vCenter Server is to create the machine.

f

(Optional) For SCVMM integrations, the ISO, virtual hard disk, or hardware profile to attach to provisioned machines.

Note

Your fabric administrator might have provided this information in a build profile.

1

Blueprint information settings control who can access a blueprint, how many machines they can provision with it, and how long to archive a machine after the lease period is over.

2

The build information settings determine how a machine is provisioned.

3

Machine resource settings control the resources consumed by a machine provisioned with your blueprint.

4

WIM provisioning requires a number of custom properties to locate the WIM image and WinPE.

5

Use blueprint actions and entitlements together to maintain detailed control over provisioned machines.