You can configure the drop-down menu items for VM types and persistent disk types in your tile.

On-Demand service tiles have a configuration pane for each service plan. You can use the drop-down menu on the configuration pane to set the VM type and persistent disk type for each instance of that plan.

Tanzu Operations Manager populates the menu with options that are based on the VM and disk options available on the current IaaS. When you set default values for VMs and disk types, it helps you to select the right resources for on-demand service broker (ODB) services when you use on-demand plans.

Note Tanzu Operations Manager 2.9 and later supports defining VM and disk type defaults and constraints.

VM and Persistent disk types

The property that defines the VM type options is vm_type_dropdown property, and the menu items for disk type come from the disk_type_dropdown property.

Tile authors do not specify the menu items in the product template.

Because VM and disk options differ by IaaS, Tanzu Operations Manager uses a best-fit algorithm to match defaults to their closest equivalents on the IaaS, similar to how the Resource Config pane handles the VM Type and Persistent Disk Type options.

If a tile developer does not include a default value for a VM or disk resource, and then you configure the tile and do not choose a value from the drop-down menu, Tanzu Operations Manager by default sets the resource to the smallest option available on the IaaS.

Set VM type defaults

For the vm_type_dropdown property, the resources are ram, ephemeral_disk, and cpu.

Tile authors can also apply constraints to any of these resources.

Constraints can include min or power_of_two.

For example:

  - name: example_vm_type
    type: vm_type_dropdown
    configurable: true
    resource_definitions:
    - name: ram
      default: 1024
      constraints:
        min: 1024
        power_of_two: true
    - name: ephemeral_disk
      default: 1024
    - name: cpu
      default: 1

Set persistent disk type defaults

For the disk_type_dropdown property, the resource is persistent_disk.

Tile authors can also apply constraints to this resource.

Constraints can include min or power_of_two.

For example:

  - name: example_disk_type_dropdown
    type: disk_type_dropdown
    configurable: true
    resource_definitions:
      - name: persistent_disk
        default: 2000
        constraints:
          min: 50
          power_of_two: false
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