Configure Bitnami Blueprint parameters

Before publishing a blueprint on the catalog, administrators must set some parameters in the blueprint template. Most of the changes are related to the server values. These changes should be performed in all node types (master, slave, peers, etc.). Some others, point to the “application software” values and are only requested in those datacenters that neither have access to internet nor to the VMware marketplace.

Cluster server parameters

After the Bitnami Multi-Tier Blueprint has been uploaded to the VMware vRealize Automation platform, administrators can configure the application server parameters in all the nodes to customize the template before publishing. These parameters can be set from the “Design -> Blueprints” section. Select the blueprint you want to configure and in the “Design Canvas” view. Then, follow these instructions (they show a Bitnami Jenkis Blueprint as an example but these steps should be performed in any Multi-Tier blueprint):

  • To edit the server values, click on the “Server” tag of each node in the blueprint:

Configuring the Master_Server parameters

Then, edit the following information:

  • In the “Build Information” tab, edit the “Clone from” and the “Customization spec” fields:

    • Clone from: Click the “[…]” button to see the list of available templates, and select one that corresponds to a CentOS 7.x template.
    • Customization spec: Specify the environment you want to set. In this example we have set it as “Linux-ENV6”.
  • In the “Machine Resources” tab, check that the values shown in the “Minimum” column match with the minimum requirements detailed in the “General -> Description” section. If everything is correct, click “Save” to apply the changes. To check these requirements navigate to the “General -> Description” section as shown below:

    Check the virtual machines minimum requirements

Repeat the same process described above in each node type.

Application software parameters

NOTE: The configuration of the following parameter is optional. It is only required in case that the datacenter is not connected to internet or can’t access the VMware marketplace server. Refer to the Known issues section for more information on this.

To configure the software parameters, navigate to the “Design -> Blueprints” section and select the blueprint. You will see the “Design Canvas” view. Follow these instructions to set the application software parameters:

  • On the upper-left side of the screen you will see a configuration icon. Click on it to see the Blueprint Properties.

    Set the blueprint template parameters

  • Navigate to the “Properties -> Custom Properties” tab. You will find the BITNAMI_BUNDLE_URL which indicates from where the Bitnami bundle should be downloaded from. The bundle contains scripts for the installation of essential services.

  • Click the “Edit” icon to replace this value with the URL that points to the repository in which the downloaded software has been stored. Click “OK” to save the changes.

    Set the blueprint template parameters

Last modification September 19, 2019