Requesting a VMware virtual machine Use the Cloud Resource Catalog to request a VMware virtual machine to launch an instance. Navigate to Self-Service > Cloud Resource Catalog and click VMware Virtual Machines. Click VMware Instance to request a VMware virtual machine and fill in the fields, as appropriate. Field Description Lease Start The date and time you would like this VM to be provisioned. End The date and time this VM may be retired (your lease may be extended later). Virtual Resource Business purpose A detailed description of the business purpose of this virtual machine to facilitate any necessary approvals and/or administrative decisions. Used for Select an appropriate use category to ensure your VM is provisioned properly for your needs. CMDB Attributes Assignment Group The User Group that will own the provisioned Configuration Item. Application The application that will generate a Used by::Uses relationship between the requested virtual machine and the application. Business Service The business service that will generate a Used by::Uses relationship between the requested virtual machine and the service. Offering The offering that your administrator has made available. Notes Any notes you may have (such as desired host name) for the IT provisioning team. Use predefined size Select Yes to accept the default specifications for the operating system and size. Select No to define custom specifications for this virtual machine. Size Select the predefined VM size that best suits your needs (some sizes may require special approval). Add additional disks Check box to add additional disks. Number of disks Select the number of disks to add radio button. Disk size Specify disk size for all the additional disks.