vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #5 – Clone Spec

POTD #5 Clone Spec
 
vCAC version: 5.1
 
Property Name
 
CloneSpec

Property Description
 
This allows you to override the Customization Specification that is defined in the Blueprint.
 
Property Usage
 
I typically define this at either the Build Profile or Provisioning Group. It can be very useful if you need to utilize a different customization specification. An example would be a blueprint with a standard customization specification, but if assign a build profile that utilizes the guest agent I like to override the customization specification in the build profile to use one that installs the guest agent.
 
Usage: PropertyNme = CloneSpec    Property value = NameOfCustomizationSpecification
 
Recommended Placement
Build Profile or Provisioning Group

Comments

  1. Hi Sid,

    where can I define the location of the custom spec?

    Cheers
    Christian

    • sidsmith says:

      I don’t know if I’m following your question. You can define the property in a build profile or at the provisioning group level. You don’t need to define a location for the customization specification. The value you attach to the property gets passed to the vCenter endpoint during the clone operation of a vCenter VM. The name must match the exact name of a customization specification that exists in the vCenter server that the VM is being provisioned against. I should clarify that in my post that this is a VMware vCenter only property.

      -Sid

      • Hi Sid,

        it was my fault. I meant the CloneSpec, which doesn´t exists in vCenter AFAIK. I thought I can “attach” a CloneSpec (vmFolder, etc.) to a Clone Blueprint and override the VMs settings.

        Cheers,
        Christian

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