vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #6 – Clone From

POTD #6 Clone From
 
vCAC version: 5.1
 
Property Name
 
CloneFrom

Property Description
 
This allows you to override the Template that is defined in the Blueprint or define a VM that you would like to clone from.
 
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. It can also be useful to create a generic blueprint and provide a drop list from user to select from.
 
Usage: PropertyNme = CloneFrom    Property value = Name of Blueprint or VM
 
Recommended Placement
Build Profile or Provisioning Group.

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