When you create a custom vCloud Automation Center blueprint, you can allow a clone deployment to provision Application Services Windows-based or Linux-based applications and services to the VMware vSphere environment.

Verify that vCloud Automation Center 6.1 or later is installed and configured.

Verify that the vCloud Automation Center business group that you plan to use with Application Services is created.

Verify that a vCenter Server virtual machine is available for the vCloud Automation Center blueprint to create a clone deployment.

You must have the customization specification name available for a Windows-based vCloud Automation Center blueprint. See Prepare vCenter Server Windows Virtual Machine Templates.

Familiarize yourself with how to create a blueprint in vCloud Automation Center. See Iaas Configuration for Virtual Platforms.


Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a tenant administrator.


Select New Blueprint > Virtual > vSphere (vCenter).


Complete the information on the Blueprint Information tab.


On the Build Information tab, select the Clone option from the Action drop-down menu.


Click Clone from to browse and select the vCenter Server template you created for use in vCloud Automation Center.


For a Windows-based vCloud Automation Center blueprint, enter the customization specification name in the Customization spec text box.

You created the customization specification as part of the vCenter Server virtual machine template preparation.


Add information to the Property and Security tabs as required and click OK to save your changes.

ThevCloud Automation Center blueprint appears in the Blueprint menu.

Register the vCloud Automation Center blueprint configured for clone deployment for use in Application Services. See Register the vCloud Automation Center Cloud Provider and Template.