Have you ever needed more control over what custom properties get assigned to specific component machines of a multi-machine blueprint, or want to use the same component blueprints for all component machine of a multi-machine blueprint? The Ultimate Multi-Machine Blueprint Extension aims to help with that.
The Ultimate Multi-Machine Blueprint Extension allows you to utilize the same source component blueprint for multiple component machines while at the same time controlling which custom propertied get assigned to each of the components. This allows you customize each of them differently during deployment.
This extension works well with the Custom Hostname and the Custom vCenter Folders extension to round out the use of Multi-Machine Blueprints.
Example Use Cases:
- Use a single machine blueprint for all components of a multi-tiered multi-machine blueprint and customize the name of each component.
- Use a single machine blueprint for all components of a multi-tiered multi-machine blueprint and customize the guest agent actions of each component machine.
- Use a single machine blueprint for all components of a multi-tiered multi-machine blueprint and override the template for each component to deploy from a different source vCenter template for each component.
The goal of this extension is to limit blueprint sprawl and leverage the multi-machine construct to customize the component machines and rely less on customizing the single machine blueprints making them more re-usable.
This extension was designed and built as a collective effort by Tom Bonanno and Sid Smith. If you have any feedback please let us know.