In this example, a cloud administrator adds two 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.

Machines that are associated to a new cloud account's source endpoint are automatically data-collected and then displayed on the Infrastructure > Resources > Machines page.

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

Prerequisites

Procedure

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

    Setting

    Sample Value

    Plan name

    VC-sqa-deployments

    Description

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

    Cloud account

    OurCo-AWS

    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.

    Figure 1. Select the Machines to Include in the Onboarding Plan
    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....

    Shows the Blueprints otion on the Deployments tab in the Cloud Assembly Onboarding Plan user interface.

    The blueprint preview is shown.

  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.
    Shows the user interface options to create a new deployment and matching blueprint in the Cloud Assembly Onboarding Plan user interface.

    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.