vRealize Automation Blueprint Creation – vSphere Templates not Displaying

While in the process of creating a vRA blueprint, none of my vSphere templates were displaying as an option for selection. This led me to verify some of my previous config, which led to identifying the source of the problem to be a misplaced template. Thanks @HeagaSteve for pointing me in the right direction!

As you can see when I click on the ellipsis in order to select a template I receive ‘No data to display’ in the list box:

vrabptemplate1a

vrabptemplate1

Looking up the Fabric Group being used – Navigate to Infrastructure->Compute resources, from here we can see the Fabric Group name is ‘EHC_Fabric_Group’:

vrabptemplate3

The ESXi cluster being utilized is ‘EHCWorkload01’:

vrabptemplate2

Checking in on my vCenter I found that my Templates were living on the wrong vSphere Cluster! Migrated templates to the correct Fabric Group vSphere cluster:

vrabptemplate4

Now to run a vRA ‘Data Collection’ – navigate to Infrastructure -> Compute Resources -> Compute Resources, hover over the Compute Resource (‘EHCWorkload01’ in this example), click ‘Data Collection’, then click ‘Request now’ under ‘Inventory’:

vrabptemplate5vrabptemplate6

Templates magically appear!:

vrabptemplate1a

vrabptemplate10

vrabptemplate11

Useful Reference:

vSphere templates not showing up in vRA blueprint creator

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s