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

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

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You can configure who can provision machines, how many machines they can provision, and the daily cost of machines.

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The build information settings determine the type and number of component machines that are provisioned.

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Network information settings determine the transport zone, network profile to use when provisioning, and reservation policy.

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Scripting information settings specify optional provisioning, startup, and shutdown processing scripts.

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Adding custom properties to a blueprint gives you detailed control over the configuration of provisioned machines. Custom properties apply to all component machines in a multi-machine service.

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

Publish your blueprint to make it available as a catalog item. See Publish a Blueprint.