You can provision a machine by booting from an ISO image, then using a kickstart or autoYaSt configuration file and a Linux distribution image to install the operating system on the 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 ISO image.

b

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

c

(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

Linux Kickstart provisioning requires custom properties to locate the boot ISO image.

5

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