The Display location on request check box on the Blueprint Information tab allows users to select a particular datacenter location at which to provision a requested virtual or cloud machine.

For example, if you have an office in London and an office in Boston, you might have compute resources and business groups in both locations. By enabling the Display location on request check box, your business group users can choose to provision their machines with the resources that are local, for example.

The following is a high-level overview of the sequence of steps required to enable users to select datacenter locations:


A system administrator adds datacenter location information to a locations file.


A fabric administrator edits a compute resource to associate it with a location.


A tenant administrator or business group manager creates a blueprint that prompts users to choose a datacenter location when submitting a machine request.