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

Each business group must have at least one reservation for its members to provision machines of that type. For example, a business group with a vSphere reservation, but not a KVM (RHEV) reservation, cannot request a KVM (RHEV) virtual machine. The group must be allocated a reservation specifically for KVM (RHEV) resources.

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

A tenant administrator must create at least one business group. See Create a Business Group.


Each reservation is configured for a specific business group to grant them access to request machines on a specified compute resource.


Configure the memory, storage, and network paths available to machines provisioned through this reservation.


Optionally, you can configure alerts to send email notifications whenever reserved resources run low.