Define provisioning rules Provisioning rules auto-configure cloud resources. When a user requests a cloud resource, each provisioning rule (in the specified order) compares the requested resource against the conditions in the rule. If the request meets all conditions, then the system assigns a value to the variables that are specified in the rule. Before you beginRole required: cloud_admin About this task There are two components to a provisioning rule: AssignmentsAssignments specify the variable to configure and the value to set for the variable. Provisioning rules typically include several assignments. ConditionsConditions that are compared to the request to determine when to apply the rule and perform the assignments. Note: When any rule is triggered, no additional rules are evaluated. Define an assignment for provisioning rulesProvisioning rules include assignments that specify the values to assign to variables during provisioning. Before you create a provisioning rule, configure all of the assignments of which the rule may make use.Configure a Set by Filter assignmentThis assignment assigns the sys_id of the first record that matches a specified condition.Specify the conditions for a provisioning ruleAfter you have configured all of the assignments that will implement a provisioning rule, you can create the rule, name the rule, specify the conditions that apply the rule, and then add the assignments that should be made when the rule is triggered.Create a provisioning rule for VMwareProvisioning rules enable an administrator to select which vCenter resources (datacenter, network, and folder) are used to provision virtual machines for a specific virtual machine category (such as Dev, QA, or Prod) or for any category if the Category field in the rule is left empty.Examples of provisioning rule assignmentsThe VMware base system includes several example assignments. For example, one example assignment filters networks for a cluster and assigns the network sys_ids to a variable named networkIds for use by any subsequent rule (as described in the instructions for the Set by filter assignment type).