Provisioning Settings

Administration -> Provisioning

Configure Global Provisioning, Cloud-init and PXE Boot settings.
Create and manage Environment Tags
Add License to apply to Windows Instances during Provisioning.


Allow Cloud Selection
Displays or hides Cloud Selection dropdown in Provisioning wizard.
Allow Host Selection
Displays or hides Host Selection dropdown in Provisioning wizard.
Require Environment Selection
Forces users to select and Environment during provisioning
Show Pricing
Displays or hides Pricing in Provisioning wizard and Instance and Host detail pages.
Hide Datastore Stats On Selection
Hides Datastore utilization and size stats in provisioning and app wizards
Cross-Tenant Naming Policies
Enable for the sequence value in naming policies to apply across tenants
Reuse Sequence Numbers
Enable for sequence numbers to always increment and never be reused. When disabled, sequence numbers will be reused.
Deployment Archive Store

Default Storage Provider for storing Deployment Archives.


Storage Providers can be configured and managed in the Infrastructure -> Storage section.

Cloud-Init Settings

Morpheus can add Global users for Linux and Windows at provision time. Cloud-init/Cloudbase-Init or VMware Tools installed on the provisioned Virtual Images is required.

  • Username: Enter User to be added to Linux Instances during provisioning.
  • Password: Enter password to be set for the above Linux user.
  • KeyPair: Select KeyPair to be added for the above Linux user.


Either a Password, KeyPair, or both can be populated for the Linux User. KeyPairs can be added in the Infrastructure -> Key Pairs section.

  • Administrator Password: Enter password to be set for the Windows Administrator User during provisioning.

PXE Boot Settings

Default Root Password
Enter the default password to be set for Root during PXE Boots.


Administration -> Provisioning -> Environments


The Environments section is where you create and manage Environment Tags, which are available in the Environment dropdown during Provisioning to attach to Instances. An instances Environment Tag can be changed by editing the instance.

Creating Environments

  1. Select + Create Environment

  2. Populate the following for the New Environment:


    Name of the Environment


    Shortcode used for API and CLI


    Environment description displayed in Environments list page.

    • Private: Available only in the Tenant the Environment is created in.
    • Public: Available for all Tenants. Public is only applicable for Environments created in the the Master Tenant.


Existing Environments can be edited or removed using the Actions dropdown in the Environments list.


Administration -> Provisioning -> Licenses


The License section is for automating the application of Licenses to Instances while provisioning. Licenses can be added to Morpheus and then attached to images. Morpheus will then apply the license to Instances provisioned using the images with license attached. Licenses can be configured for single or multiple Tenants.

Creating Licenses

  1. Select + Create License

  2. In the New License modal, enter the following:

    • License Type


    • Name

      Name of the License in Morpheus

    • License Key

      Enter the License Key

    • Org Name

      The Organization Name (if applicable) related to the license key

    • Full Name

      The Full Name (if applicable) related to the license key

    • Version

      The License Version

    • Copies

      The Number of copies available on the License

    • Description

      License description displayed in the Licenses list in Morpheus, helpful for identifying the License after creation

    • Virtual Images
      Search for existing Virtual Images by name and select to attach the image to the license.


      Virtual Images are synced from Clouds or added in the Provisioning -> Virtual Images section.

    • Tenant Permissions

      Search for and select the Tenant(s) the License will be available for. Multiple Tenants can be added.

  3. Save Changes

Provisioning with Licenses

When a Virtual Image is added to a license, Morpheus will automatically apply the License to Instances configured with the Virtual Image during provisioning, including Instance Types with a Node Type that is configured with the Virtual Image, or if the image is selected when using generic Cloud Instances types (VMware, AWS, Nutanix, Openstack etc). Virtual Images can be removed from a License by editing the License.

Managing Licenses

Created Licenses details are displayed in the License page, including the number of copies applied per License, the Tenants added to the License, and the Virtual Images attached to the License.

The Name, Version, Copies, Description, Virtual Images and Tenant Permissions are editable but selecting the Actions dropdown on a License.


License Types, Keys, Org Names and Full Names are not editable after a license has been created.

License can also be removed using the Actions dropdown on a License.

App Blueprint Settings

Determines the Default Blueprint Type selected in new App Wizard

  • Morpheus
  • ARM Template
  • Cloud Formation
  • Terraform
  • Kubernetes Spec
  • Helm Chart