Step 8: Provisioning Groups

Create a Provisioning Group

Provisioning Groups are the cloud consumers similar to vCloud Director Orgs. And likewise, a provisioning group typically represents a business unit or function, test/dev lab, or any other organizational container. Users must belong to a provisioning group before they can request a machine.

Steps:
1. From “Provisioning Groups”, select “New Provisioning Group”
2. Provide a Name and Description
3. Enter a group manager email for the group (see definitions)
4. Attach one of the pre-created machine prefixes, or create a new one
5. Enter the OU string where new computer objects will be created
6. Enter Group Managers, Support Users, and Users for this Group
7. Click OK

Quick Definitions:
Group managers and Support Users can request and manage machines on behalf of machine owner.
Group managers can also be required to approve all provisioning requests from this group.  
Users in the “User” role are allowed to provision machines using the Self-Service portal.

 Create Provisioning Group

Create a vSphere Provisioning Group

Create an additional provisioning group that will be allocated a separate set of vSphere resources.

Steps:
1. From “Provisioning Groups”, select “New Provisioning Group”
2. Optional: use the “Copy from…” drop down to copy the settings from an existing group
3. Provide a Name and Description
4. Enter a group manager email for the group (see definitions)
5. Attach one of the pre-created machine prefixes, or create a new one – using “ezlab-app-” here
6. Enter the OU string where new computer objects will be created
7. Enter Group Managers, Support Users, and Users for this Group
8. Click OK

 Create Provisioning Group

Create a [vCloud] Provisioning Group

Create a provisioning group that will be associated with a vCloud Org and Org vDC for provisioning into that Org VDC.

Steps:
1. From “Provisioning Groups”, select “New Provisioning Group”
2. Provide a Name and Description
3. Enter a group manager email for the group – this could be an Org Admin in vCloud Director
4. Attach one of the pre-created machine prefixes, or create a new one – using “ezlab-eng-” here
5. Enter the OU string where new computer objects will be created
6. Enter Group Managers, Support Users, and Users for this Group
7. Click OK

Note: The “User” role in vCloud Provisioning Groups must also be defined users in vCloud Director. Machine provisioning will fail if a user or group defined here does not have appropriate permissions in vCD.

 Create Provisioning Group

Create Another [vCloud] Provisioning Group

Create an additional provisioning group that will be associated with a different vCloud Org and/or Org vDC.

Steps:
1. From “Provisioning Groups”, select “New Provisioning Group”
2. Optional: use the “Copy from..” drop down to copy settings from an existing group
3. Provide a Name and Description
4. Enter a group manager email for the group – this could be an Org Admin in vCloud Director
5. Attach one of the pre-created machine prefixes, or create a new one – using “ezlab-admin-” here
6. Enter the OU string where new computer objects will be created
7. Enter Group Managers, Support Users, and Users for this Group
8. Click OK

 Create Provisioning Group

Review Provisioning Group Config

Review your configuration and ensure a group is identified to provision into each set of resources, which will be defined in the next section.

 Review Provisioning Group

 Next Steps: The next section, Step 9: Reservation Policies, will step through creating resource Reservations and assigning Provisioning Groups to those reservations.