A tenant administrator or business group manager can configure reservations for use in provisioning the routed gateway of a multi-machine service.

When vCloud Automation Center provisions a multi-machine service with NAT, routed, or private networking, it provisions a routed gateway as the network router for that service. The routed gateway is a management machine that consumes compute resources like other virtual machines but manages the network communications for the multi-machine components. The reservation used to provision the routed gateway determines the external network used for NAT and load balancer virtual IP addresses.

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

Create a reservation policy. If reservations already use this policy, they must be intended for use with a routed gateway.

Create a multi-machine blueprint. See Create a Multi-Machine Blueprint.


Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.


Locate a multi-machine blueprint with at least one virtual component blueprint.


Click the Network tab.


Select a transport zone from the Transport zone drop-down menu.

The Reservation policy drop-down menu becomes selectable.


Select a reservation policy from the Reservation policy drop-down menu under Routed Gateway.


Click OK.

When you provision a multi-machine service with this blueprint, vCloud Automation Center attempts to use only the reservations associated with the specified reservation policy to provision the routed gateway.