vRA-Lab-21-Use Service Catalog -Use the Infrastrucutre (Deploy Blueprints)

Deploy Blueprints

Now tenant’s admin created the blueprint and also configured the service as well. let’s see how a end user/customer use it according to his/her enviorment.

Prerequisites

1-Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a “tenant’s user”.In my case, I have created one already in my Active Directory with name “vmexpo-user1@vmexpo.local” and gave permission to use tenants resources during “catalog items entitlement” process. Enter the “credentials” and click “Login”

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Procedure

Once the user login. By default it will see the home page. Here you can see different dashboards. Which provide quick information to user. You can customized this view according to your requirement.

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To use the environment. You click on the “catalog” tab. Here you can see all the infrastructure according to your privileges. Here you can see, I have one blueprint in the catalog. Let’s test it by deploy the blueprint. Click on the “request”    

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Here you can see various machine properties which we have set in during the blueprint configuration. I leave it a default and click “submit”

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As you can see below. You request has been submitted. Click “OK”

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If you go to the “requests” tab. You can see the request status is in process and blueprint is deploying on vSphere environment in the backend.

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If you go back to vSphere environment. Here you can see in recent task. VM has been deployed with name “Demo-VM-002”. Now its power on and doing the customization.

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Once it’s deployed. You can verify the status in the “requests” tab as well. The request status is now changed from “in process” to “Successful”.

NOTE: click on the refresh sign at below to get the latest status.

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Now if we go back to user “home” tab. Here you can see two new changes.

  • Now user has “1 VM” in his “My Items” tab
  • His “calendar of events” is also updated as well.

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To perform different operation on the deployed blueprint such as “RDP, power off, Power on” etc as per user entitlement. You can go to the “items” tab as shown below.

You can select the VM and Choose “Action” from above and then select your desired action.

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