These Heat resource types represent elements on VMware vRealize Automation. These types are discovered from vRealize Automation and are the results of data collection from the defined reservations and endpoints. IBM® UrbanCode® Deploy supports VMware vCenter integration for this release. The templates are represented in the palette.

The blueprint uses the core properties and extended properties, if any, from this resource type. Review and configure the applicable heat resources that apply to your configuration information.

In the blueprint designer, you can configure the properties that the following table includes. Properties are listed as either core or extended. Each type of property is located in separate sections of the heat resource that you can view in the blueprint designer. You set the core properties in the properties section and set the extended properties in the metadata section of the blueprint.

Table 1. Properties
Name Type Required Core or extended Description
action String False Extended The provisioning action.
admin_pass String False Core The administrator password for the server.
admin_user String False Core Name of the administrative user to use on the vCenter server. This property is removed from Juno in favor of the default cloud-init user that is set up for each image (for example, "Ubuntu" for Ubuntu 12.04+, "fedora" for Fedora 19+ and "cloud-user" for CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5).
availability_zone String False Core Name of the availability zone for server placement.
block_device_mapping List False Core Block device mappings for this vCenter server.
block_device_mapping_v2 List False Core Block device mappings for this vCenter server.
client_timeout Integer False Extended Specify the timeout (in seconds) for API calls to vRA.
config_drive Boolean False Core If True, enable config drive on the server.
cpu Integer False Extended The number of processors on the virtual machine.
customization_spec String False Extended The customization specification of the virtual machine. The information is set in the vSphere environment.
disk_config String False Extended Control how the disk is partitioned when the server is created. Valid values are
  • AUTO
flavor String False Core The ID or name of the flavor to boot onto.
flavor_update_policy String False Core Policy on how to apply a flavor update, either by requesting a server resize or by replacing the entire server. Valid values are
  • RESIZE (the default)
image String False Core The ID or name of the image to boot with.
image_update_policy String False Core Policy governing how to apply an image-id update; either by requesting a server rebuild or by replacing the entire vCenter server. Valid values are
  • REPLACE (the default)
key_name String False Core Name of keypair to inject into the server.
machine_prefix String False Extended The machine prefix of the virtual machine.
memory Integer False Extended The virtual machine memory (MB).
metadata Map False Core Arbitrary key/value metadata to store for this server. Both keys and values must be 255 characters or less. Non-string values are serialized to JSON (and the serialized string must be 255 characters or less). Table 2
name String False Core Server name.
networks List False Core An ordered list of NICs to be added to this vCenter server, with information about connected networks, fixed IP addresses, and ports.
personality Map False Core A map of files to create/overwrite on the server upon boot. Keys are file names and values are the file contents.
properties Map False Extended The custom properties on a vRealize Automation virtual machine
provisioning_workflow String False Extended The provisioning workflow to run.
reservation_id String False Core A UUID for the set of servers that are being requested.
reservation_policy String False Extended The vRealize Automation reservation policy of the virtual machine.
security_groups List False Core List of security group names or IDs. Cannot be used if neutron ports are associated with this server; assign security groups to the ports instead.
scheduler_hints Map False Core Arbitrary key-value pairs that are specified by the client to help boot a server.
software_config_transport String False Core Specifies how the vCenter server receives the metadata that is required for software configuration. POLL_SERVER_CFN (the default) allows calls to the Cloud Formation API action DescribeStackResource authenticated with the provided key pair. POLL_SERVER_HEAT allows calls to the Heat API action resource-show by using the provided keystone credentials. Valid values are
  • POLL_SERVER_CFN (the default)
storage Integer False Extended The virtual machine memory in GB.
user_data String False Core User data script to be run by cloud-init.
user_data_format String False Core How the user_data is formatted for the vCenter server. For HEAT_CFNTOOLS (the default), the user_data is bundled as part of the heat-cfntools cloud-init boot configuration data. For RAW, the user_data is passed to Nova unmodified. For SOFTWARE_CONFIG, the user_data is bundled as part of the software configuration data, and metadata is derived from any associated SoftwareDeployment resources. Valid values are
  • HEAT_CFNTOOLS (the default)
  • RAW
Table 2. metadata
Property Type Required Description
os_type String False Used to control script-based behavior that may rely on OS-specific constructs such as bash vs. powershell. Valid values are:
  • Windows (default)
  • Linux
Table 3. Attributes
Name Description
accessIPv4 The manually assigned alternative public IPv4 address of the server.
accessIPv6 The manually assigned alternative public IPv6 address of the server.
addresses A dictionary of all network addresses with corresponding port_id values.
"addresses": {"VIS241": 
RESS": ""}
console_urls URLs of server's consoles. To get a specific console type, the requested type can be specified as parameter to the get_attr function, e.g. get_attr: [ <server>, console_urls, novnc ]. Currently supported types are novnc, xvpvnc, spice-html5, rdp-html5, and serial.
first_address Convenience attribute to fetch the first assigned network address, or an empty string if nothing has been assigned at this time. Result may not be predictable if the server has addresses from more than one network.
instance_name The VM machine name
name Name of the server
networks A dict of assigned network addresses of the following form:
{networks”: {"public": [""],"private": []}
machine_name Convenience attribute to fetch the machine name.
show A string of all vRealize Automation server resource (JSON) details as returned by the API.
ucd_generated_sw_comp The name of the generated IBM UrbanCode Deploy component that is added to the VM node. If there is no IBM UrbanCode Deploy component added, the return string is null.