Deployments begin with cloud templates, formerly called blueprints, which are encoded specifications that define machines, applications, and services to create on cloud resources by way of Automation Assembler.

How cloud templates work

Templates can target specific cloud vendors or be cloud agnostic. The cloud zones assigned to your project determine which approach you might take. Check with your cloud administrator so that you know what kind of resources make up your cloud zones.

Automation Assembler template creation is an infrastructure-as-code process. You start by adding resources in the design canvas. Then, you complete the details using the code editor. The code editor allows you to type code directly or enter values in a form.

Before you create a cloud template

You can create an Automation Assembler template at any time. To deploy it, however, you first need to define your cloud resource infrastructure and create a project that includes that infrastructure.

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