The Marketplace tab in Cloud Assembly is where you can download blueprint and image OVA or OVF files. These files are provided to you so that you can expand your resource library.

The blueprints and images are managed on the VMware Solution Exchange. They are tagged with cloud assembly so that they appear in the Marketplace tab for you use.

To download the content your My VMware account information, must be added as an integration. Select Infrastructure > Manage > Integrations and click Add Integration. Click My VMware and provide the credentials that you use to log in to My VMware.

Downloading blueprint files

To add a Marketplace blueprint, you download the .yml to your local machine or you can add and associate it with a project. If you download the .yml file, you can upload it as a Cloud Assembly blueprint for editing, or edit it in an outside tool before uploading it.

For example, as a project administrator, one of your teams is developing a big data solution. To assist them, you locate a Hadoop blueprint in the Marketplace. You add the Hadoop blueprint and associate it with the team project. You then customize the blueprint for your environment and release it. When released, you can import the latest released blueprint version into the Service Broker catalog.

If you do not have a Hadoop OVF that your blueprint can consume, you can search and download one from the Marketplace.

Downloading image files

To add a Marketplace image, you download the .ova or .ovf file so that you can consume it as part of your blueprint design.

For example, to support the Hadoop blueprint, you locate the Hadoop OVF image in the Marketplace. You download it to the default cloud account that you use for your projects, for example, the vCenter Server Content Library. You then update any blueprint that needs the image to point to the OVF image.