VCAP-CMA Deploy – Objective 2.2

Disclaimer: These are my notes from studying for the 3V0-31.18 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out.

The main goal for the whole of section 2 is to understand how to configure vRA to be able to consume resources.

Objective 2.2 – Create and Manage Storage Profiles

References

This would seem to cover off two key parts of a storage profile.

  • Where to configure storage reservation policy
  • How to consume those policies

Where to configure storage reservation policy

Infrastructure, Reservations, Reservation Policies. Hit the new button, you can change the type of reservation policy under the ‘Type’ drop down.

Storage_reservation_policy

Once you’ve created the policy, you can allocate it to a datastore. This means that any disk that is created using that policy, will be created on that datastore.

To assign this, go to Infrastructure, Compute Resources, Edit your resource. Once on this edit page, go to the Configuration tab and edit the datastore you want to assign the policy to.

datastre-storage-res

How to consume those policies

Browse to the blueprint you want to enforce the storage reservation policy on. Under the Storage tab on the Virtual Machine object, you can select the policy.

blueprint-storage-res

Hey presto! Not a great deal to this one really, but need to remember that this knowledge is likely to be part of a wider task you’re being asked to do.

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