Machine blueprints determine the attributes of the machine, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings. A tenant administrator or business group manager creates a blueprint for provisioning machines.

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

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Tenant administrators or business group managers use blueprint information settings to control who can access a blueprint, how many machines they can provision with it, and daily costs.

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Tenant administrators or business group managers use build information settings to determine how a machine is provisioned.

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

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

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Tenant administrators or business group managers use blueprint actions and entitlements to maintain detailed control over provisioned machines.

The blueprint is not available as a catalog item until you publish it. See Publish a Blueprint.