Adding custom properties to a blueprint gives you detailed control over provisioned machines.

Note

You might not need to add custom properties one at a time through the vCloud Automation Center console, instead a fabric administrator can create build profiles that contain common groupings of custom properties.

1

Click the Properties tab.

2

(Optional) Select one or more build profiles from the Build profiles menu.

Build profiles contain groups of custom properties. Fabric administrators can create build profiles.

3

(Optional) Add any custom properties to your blueprint.

a

Click New Property.

b

Type the custom property in the Name text box.

c

(Optional) Select the Encrypted check box to encrypt the custom property in the database.

d

Type the value of the custom property in the Value text box.

e

(Optional) Select the Prompt user check box to require the user to provide a value when they request a machine.

If you choose to prompt the user for a value, any value you provide for the custom property is presented to the user as the default. If you do not provide a default, the user cannot continue with the machine request until they provide a value for the custom property.

f

Click the Save icon (save icon).

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