In this example, the cloud administrator adds one or more machines as a single deployment and creates a blueprint as part of the workload onboarding plan.

For this workflow, use an Amazon Web Services cloud account to onboard one or more machines that were deployed outside of Cloud Assembly. The machines already associated to the cloud account are automatically data-collected and then displayed on the Infrastructure > Resources > Machines page.

For related information about initial setup, see WordPress Use Case: Add Cloud Accounts.


  • Verify that you have the required user role. See What are the Cloud Assembly User Roles.

  • Review What are Workload Onboarding Plans.

  • Create and prepare a Cloud Assembly project.

    This involves some of the basic steps in your guided setup procedure:

    • Create a project, add users, and assign user roles in the project.

    • Create an Amazon Web Services cloud account in designated regions for the project.

      For this use case, the Amazon Web Services cloud account is assumed to contain machines that were deployed by an application other than Cloud Assembly.

  • Verify that the Machines page contains the machines that you want to onboard; the machine Origin column indicates that they have been Discovered.


  1. Go to Infrastructure > Manage > Onboarding Plans.
  2. Click New Onboarding Plan and enter values.


    Sample Value

    Plan name



    sample onboarding plan for AWS machine for OurCo-AWS cloud account

    Cloud account



    Wordpress use case project name

  3. Click Create.
  4. On the plan's Deployments tab, click Select Machines, choose one or more machines, and click OK.
  5. Select Create one deployment that contains all the machines and click Create.
  6. Select the new deployment and click Blueprint....

    The blueprint preview is shown.

  7. Click Create blueprint in Cloud Assembly format.
  8. Enter a blueprint name and click Save.
  9. Click Run and then click Run again on the resultant run plan page.
  10. Click the Deployment tab and inspect the newly created deployment.
  11. Verify that the number of components matches the number of onboarded machines.
  12. Open the deployment to display its topology and machine details.
  13. Click the Blueprints tab and inspect the generated blueprint.