After you deploy blueprints, you can run actions in Cloud Assembly to manage the resources. The available actions depend on the resource type and whether the actions are supported on a particular cloud account or integration platform.

The available actions also depend on what your administrator entitled you to run.

As an administrator or project administrator, you can set up Day 2 Actions policies in Service Broker. See How do I entitle consumers to Service Broker day 2 action policies.

Table 1. List of possible actions
Action Applies to these resource types For these cloud accounts or integrations Description
Add Disk Machines
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Add additional disks to existing virtual machines.
Change Lease Deployments
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere

Change the lease expiration date and time.

When a lease expires, the deployment is destroyed and the resources are reclaimed.

Lease policies are set in Service Broker.

Connect to Remote Console Machines
  • VMware vSphere
Open a remote session on the selected machine.

Review the following requirements for a successful connection.

  • As a cloud administrator, verify that the ESXi host is accessible over SSL from the network that your consumers are using.
  • As a deployment consumer, verify that the provisioned machine is powered on.

If your connection attempt indicates that a connection could not be established with the host, you might be required to accept the self-signed certificate.

  1. If you receive a certificate error, click accept the certificate and use the method provided by your browser to open the URL for the VMware ESXi page.

    Opening the VMware ESXi page is sufficient to accept the certificate. You can close the ESXi page.

  2. Refresh or reopen the remote connection page that previously displayed the warning.

    The console for the target machine opens.

As an administrator, if you prefer to ensure trusted certificates, see KB2113926 to configure CA signed certificates for ESXi hosts.

Create Snapshot Machines
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware vSphere
Create a snapshot of the virtual machine.

If you are allowed only two snapshots in vSphere and you already have them, this command is not available until you delete a snapshot.

Delete

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Destroy a deployment.

All the resources are deleted and the reclaimed.

If a delete fails, you can run the delete action on a deployment a second time. During the second attempt, you can select Ignore Delete Failures. If you select this option, the deployment is deleted, but the resources might not be reclaimed. You should check the systems on which the deployment was provisioned to ensure that all resources are removed. If they are not, you must manually delete the residual resources on those systems.

Machines and load balancers
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Delete a machine or load balancer from a deployment. This action might result in an unusable deployment.
Delete Snapshot Machines
  • VMware vSphere
  • Google Cloud Platform
Delete a snapshot of the virtual machine.
Edit Tags Deployments
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Add or modify resource tags that are applied to individual deployment resources.
Power Off

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Power off the deployment without shutting down the guest operating systems.

Machines

  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Power off the machine without shutting down the guest operating systems.
Power On

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Power on the deployment. If the resources were suspended, normal operation resumes from the point at which they were suspended.

Machines

  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Power on the machine. If the machine was suspended, normal operation resumes from the point at which the machine was suspended.
Reboot Machines
  • Amazon Web Service
  • VMware vSphere

Reboot the guest operating system on a virtual machine.

For a vSphere machine, VMware Tools must be installed on the machine to use this action.

Reconfigure Load Balancers
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware vSphere
Change the load balancer protocol, port, health configuration, and member pool settings.
Remove Disk Machines
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Remove disks from existing virtual machines.
Reset Machines
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware vSphere

Force a virtual machine restart without shutting down the guest operating system.

Resize Machines
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware vSphere

Increase or decrease the CPU and memory of a virtual machine.

Resize Boot Disk Machines
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Increase or decrease the size of your boot disk medium.
Resize Disk Storage disk
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Google Cloud Platform

Increase the capacity of a storage disk.

Restart Machines
  • Microsoft Azure
Shut down and restart a running machine.
Revert to Snapshot Machines
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware vSphere
Revert to a previous snapshot of the machine.

You must have an existing snapshot to use this action.

Run Puppet Task Managed resources
  • Puppet Enterprise
Run the selected task on machines in your deployment.

The tasks are defined in your Puppet instance. You must be able to identify the task and provide the input parameters.

Shutdown Machines
  • VMware vSphere
Shut down the guest operating system and power off the machine. VMware Tools must be installed on the machine to use this action.
Suspend Machines
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Pause the machine so that it cannot be used and does not consume any system resources other than the storage it is using.
Update Deployments
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Change the deployment based on the input parameters.

For an example, see How to move a deployed machine to another network.

Update Tags Machines and disks
  • Amazon Web Service
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vSphere
Add, modify, or delete a tag that is applied to an individual resource.