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

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Build information settings determine how a machine is provisioned and control the resources consumed by a machine provisioned from your blueprint.

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

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

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