In this example, you'll onboard two machines as a single deployment and create a blueprint as part of the workload onboarding plan.

When you create a cloud account, all machines that are associated to it are data-collected and then displayed on the Infrastructure > Resources > Machines page. If the cloud account has machines that were deployed outside of Cloud Assembly, you can use an onboarding plan to bring the machines into Cloud Assembly control.

For related information, see WordPress use case: add cloud accounts.



  1. Go to Infrastructure > Onboarding.
  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


    Default project

    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.

    This example uses two machines.

    It doesn't matter if the machine's status is on or off.

    Select 2 machines to include in the Cloud Assembly workload onboarding plan.

  5. Select Create one deployment that contains all the machines and click Create.
  6. Click the checkbox next to the new deployment name and click Blueprint....
  7. Click Create blueprint in Cloud Assembly format.
  8. Enter a blueprint name and click Save.

    Shows the blueprint preview on the Deployments tab in the Cloud Assembly Onboarding Plan user interface.

  9. Click the checkbox next to the deployment name, click Run, and then click Run again on the resultant Run Plan page.

    The selected Amazon Web Services machines are onboarded as a single deployment, with an accompanying blueprint.

  10. Open and examine the blueprint that you just created, in this example BP_sample_1, by clicking the Blueprints tab and then clicking the blueprint name.
  11. Open and examine the deployment that you just created by clicking the Deployments tab and then clicking the deployment name.