You can create a custom entity and map it to an existing vRealize Orchestrator object type.


This operation requires the Custom Entity rights to be included in the predefined user role.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Libraries and under Services, select Custom Entity Definitions.
    The list of custom entities appears in a card view of 12 items per page, sorted by names alphabetically. Each card shows the name of the custom entity, the vRealize Orchestrator type to which the entity is mapped, the type of the entity, and a description, if available.
  2. To add a new custom entity, click New.
    A new dialog opens.
  3. Follow the steps of the Custom Entity Definition wizard.
    Name and Description

    Enter a name and, optionally a description for the new entity.

    Enter a name for the entity type, for example sshHost.

    vRO From the drop-down menu, select the vRealize Orchestrator that you will use to map the custom entity definition.
    Note: If you have more than one vRealize Orchestrator server, you must create a custom entity definition for each one of them separately.
    Type Click the view list icon to browse through the available vRealize Orchestrator object types grouped by plug-ins. For example, SSH > Host.

    If you know the name of the type, you can enter it directly in the text box. For example SSH:Host.

    Review Review the details that you specified and click Done to complete the creation.


The new custom entity definition appears in the card view.