You can add certain custom properties to a vApp or vApp component blueprint or build profile to allow a vApp machine to join an Active Directory domain.

The Active Directory domain is supported for Windows machines. If the vApp machine contains Linux and Windows component machines, use a build profile to assign custom properties to the vApp component blueprint associated with the Windows machines.

Custom Properties for vApp Blueprints

Custom Property



Specifies a user name with administrator-level access to the target domain in Active Directory. Do not include the user domain in the credentials that you send to vCloud Director.


Specifies the password to associate with the Sysprep.Identification.DomainAdmin property.


Specifies the name of the domain to join in Active Directory.


Specifies a storage reservation policy to find storage for disk N. Also assigns a storage reservation policy to a volume. To use this property, substitute the volume number for N in the property name and specify a storage reservation policy as the value. This property is equivalent to the Storage Reservation Policy drop-down menu in the Volumes list on the Build Information tab of the blueprint page. Disk numbering must be sequential. This property is valid for all virtual reservations and vCloud Director. This property is not valid for physical reservations and cloud reservations other than vCloud Director, such as Amazon or Open Stack.


Specifies a threshold integer value for a compute resource such that lease synchronization between vCloud Director andvCloud Automation Center will only occur for vCloud Director or VMware vCloud Air-provisioned machines that are set to expire in vCloud Director or VMware vCloud Air in that time period. If a conflict is found, the lease value is synchronized to match the lease length defined invCloud Automation Center. The default VCloud.Lease.Sync.TimeBufferMins value is 720 minutes, which is 12 hours. If VCloud.Lease.Sync.TimeBufferMins is not present, the default value is used. For example, if the default values are used, vCloud Automation Center will run the lease synchronization check workflow every 45 minutes, which is the workflow default, and only the leases of machines that are set to expire within 12 hours are changed to match the lease length defined in vCloud Automation Center.


Set to True to clone an identical copy of the vApp template in vCloud Director and provision the results in vCloud Automation Center. This ignores all settings specified in the blueprints except the name of the vApp and its virtual machines. The storage path specified in the vApp template during cloning is used, even if a different storage path is specified in a vApp component blueprint or when requesting a vApp machine.

Set to False to clone a copy of the vApp template with settings specified by the vApp and vApp component blueprints. The storage path specified in a vApp component blueprint, operating system or when requesting a vApp machine, is used if the Make Identical Copy option in the vApp template properties was selected.


For vApps, specifies the SCSI machine type using one of the following case-sensitive values:

buslogic Use BusLogic emulation for the virtual disk.

lsilogic Use LSILogic emulation for the virtual disk (default).

lsilogicsas Use LSILogic SAS 1068 emulation for the virtual disk.

VirtualSCSI Use para-virtualization emulation for the virtual disk.

none Use if a SCSI controller does not exist for this machine.