Before members of a business group can request machines, fabric administrators must allocate resources to them by creating a vApp reservation.

Each business group must have at least one reservation for its members to provision machines of that type.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a fabric administrator.

Verify that a tenant administrator created at least one business group. See Create a Business Group for vApps.


A fabric administrator can create a reservation for each vCloud Director organization virtual datacenter. Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request machines on a specified compute resource.


A fabric administrator configures the resources and network paths available to machines that are provisioned by using this reservation.


A fabric administrator can configure alerts to send email notifications when vApp reservation resources are low.