Fabric administrators can organize commonly used custom properties into build profiles so that tenant administrators and business group managers can include these custom property sets in blueprints.

Build profiles are available to tenant administrators and business group managers of all tenants. You can create your build profile by adding custom properties individually, by loading property sets that contain multiple custom properties, or by using a combination of the two methods.

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

1

Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Build Profiles.

2

Click the Add icon (Add).

3

Enter a name and, optionally, a description.

4

(Optional) Add custom properties individually to your build profile.

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).

5

(Optional) Select a property set to load into your build profile.

a

Select a property set from the Add from property set drop-down menu.

b

Click Load.

6

(Optional) Click the Edit icon (Edit) to configure a custom property loaded from a property set.

a

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

b

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

c

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.

d

Click the Save icon (save icon).

7

Click OK.

Tenant administrators and business group managers can now select your build profile and include it in their blueprints.