You can provision a machine by querying a PXE boot server for a network boot strap program (NBP). You can configure the NBP to then download and execute any boot image-based provisioning method to deploy an operating system.

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

Gather the following information from your fabric administrator:

For Cisco UCS Manager machines, record the service profile template name to apply to provisioned machines.

(Optional) For Cisco UCS Manager machines, record the name of the boot policy to apply on reboot.

Depending on how your administrators prepare for provisioning, gather any other required information. For example, you might require the assigned names of custom PowerShell scripts to run during provisioning.

Note

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

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Blueprint information settings control who can access a blueprint and how many machines they can provision with it.

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

Depending on how your administrators configure your PXE server and prepare for provisioning, you may be required to add custom properties to successfully provision machines.

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