Our next step in the initial setup of vRA 7 after creating our fabric group, is to create a business group. A business group associates a set of services and resources to a set of users, often corresponding to a line of business, department, or other organizational unit. Business groups are used when creating reservations and entitling users to items in the service catalog. Before a user can even begin to request catalog items, they must belong to a business group. But before we get into creating the business group, we might want to go ahead and create a machine prefix as this will be one of the options that we set when we create the business group. You use machine prefixes to generate the names of provisioned machines. To create a machine prefix navigate to Infrastructure > Administration >Machine Prefixes. Click New and enter in the the prefix name, number of digits and next number. In this case, the first computer name will be DEV-000 since the number of digits is set to 3 and the next number is 0. The next machine would be DEV-001 and so on and so forth.
Once we have created the machine prefix, lets navigate to A
A business group must have at least one business group manager, who monitors the resource use for the group and often approves catalog requests. Support users can request and manage machines on behalf of other group members. A user is the person that requests items from the catalog. Add the users that you want for the Group manager role, support role, and user role. Click Next.
Under the Infrastructure tab is where our machine prefix comes into play that we created. Select the machine prefix from the drop down box. Click Finish.
That’s it! We have our business group
Now we can move forward with creating a reservation of resources to allocate to the business group to be use for self provisioned services.