vRA-Lab-13-Configure and assign Reservations Policies

When a user requests a machine, it can be provisioned on any reservation of the appropriate type that has sufficient capacity for the machine. You can apply a reservation policy to a blueprint to restrict the machines provisioned from a blueprint to a subset of available reservations.

Reservation policies provide an optional and helpful means of controlling how reservation requests are processed. A reservation policy is often used to collect resources into groups for different service levels, or to make a specific type of resource easily available for a particular purpose

You can add multiple reservations to a reservation policy, but a reservation can belong to only one policy. You can assign a single reservation policy to more than one blueprint. A blueprint can have only one reservation policy.

1-Configure a Reservation Policy

Fabric administrators create reservation policies to collect resources into groups for different service levels, or to make a specific type of resource easily available for a particular purpose. After you create the reservation policy, you then must populate it with reservations before tenant administrators and business group managers can use the policy effectively in a blueprint.

Prerequisites

1-Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a fabric administrator. In my case, I have created one already in my Active Directory with name “vmexpo-fadmin@vmexpo.local” and gave it permission to configure fabric group during “create Fabric Group” Configuration. Enter the “credentials” and click “Login”

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2-Create at least one reservation.

Procedure

You may choose “My Goal” walkthrough wizard and go to “Infrastructure” tab -> Reservation-s> Reservation Policies -> Click “New Reservation Policy”

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Enter a name “VMExpo-Prod-Res-Policy-1” and description “VMExpo Production Reservation Policy “optionally. Click on the “green check box” to save the reservation policy.

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Verify your added reservation policy

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Similarly you can create other reservation policies as well.

2-Assign a Reservation Policy to a Reservation

When fabric administrators create a reservation, the option to assign that reservation to a reservation policy appears. To assign an existing reservation to a reservation policy, you edit the reservation.

Procedure

You may choose “My Goal” walkthrough wizard and go to “Infrastructure” tab -> Reservations> Reservations-> Click on already created reservation “RG-Cluster-Res-1” and Choose “Edit”

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In Edit Reservation -> “Reservation Information” tab -> select your reservation policy “VMExpo-Prod-Res-Policy-1” from the Reservation Policy drop-down menu. Once done, click “OK”.

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Repeat the same process to assign reservation policies to other Reservations.

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