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

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

Gather the following information from your fabric administrator:


The name and location of the WinPE ISO image.


The name of the WIM file, the UNC path to the WIM file, and the index used to extract the desired image from the WIM file.


The user name and password under which to map the WIM image path to a network drive on the provisioned machine.


For Dell iDRAC integrations where the image is located on a CIFS share that requires authentication, the user name, and password to access the share.


(Optional) If you do not want to accept the default, K, the drive letter to which the WIM image path is mapped on the provisioned machine.


You fabric administrator might have provided this information in a build profile.


Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.


Select New Blueprint > Physical and select the type of blueprint you are creating.


Enter a name in the Name text box.


(Optional) Enter a description in the Description text box.


(Optional) Select the Master check box to allow users to copy your blueprint.


Select who can provision machines with this blueprint.


Who Can Provision

If you are both a business group manager and a tenant administrator

Select the Shared blueprint check box to allow the blueprint to be entitled to users in any business group.

Deselect the Shared blueprint check box to create a local blueprint, and select a business group from the Business group drop-down menu.

Business group manager

Select a business group from the Business group drop-down menu.

Tenant administrator

Your blueprints are always shared. You cannot choose who can use them to provision machines.


(Optional) Select a reservation policy from the Reservation policy drop-down menu.

This option requires additional configuration by a fabric administrator to create a reservation policy.


Select a machine prefix from the Machine prefix drop-down menu.

You can select Use group default to accept the default machine prefix business group for the user.


(Optional) Type a number in the Maximum per user text box to limit the number of machines that a single user can provision with this blueprint.


(Optional) Set the daily cost of the machine by typing the amount in the Cost (daily) text box.

This cost is added to any cost profiles that your fabric administrator sets up.

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