To set up and verify your Service Broker instance, you import known working content from outside sources to make them available in the catalog, and then deploy catalog items to ensure that they are working.

As a cloud administrator, this is your first time using Service Broker and you want to set it up, import content, and then deploy the content to ensure that you can connect to your cloud vendors before fully populating the catalog and inviting other users to join the service.



Service Catalog Getting Started Workflow Diagram

In this use case, you import Cloud Assembly blueprints. You can also import Amazon CloudFormation templates, but the process is not presented here.

Prerequisites

  • Log in a cloud administrator.

  • Verify that the blueprints that you are importing are deployable in Cloud Assembly before you import it.

Procedure

  1. Import blueprints.

    Content Source

    1. Select Administration > Content Sources, and then click New.
    2. In the Type drop-down menu, select Blueprints.
    3. To make the imported catalog items available to the members of one or more projects, select the projects.

      Projects include users and cloud zones that are defined in Cloud Assembly. You can add members in Service Broker using Administration > Projects.

    4. Complete the form and click Create and Import.

    The imported blueprints are added to the catalog.

  2. Deploy an imported blueprint.

    Catalog and request form.

    1. Click Catalog.
    2. Locate the card for the blueprint that you want to deploy and click Request on the card.
    3. Complete the request form and click Submit.

    The deployment process begins.

  3. Monitor the deployment.

    Deployments page and deployment details.

    1. Click Deployments, and then use the search and filter options to locate the deployed catalog item.
    2. When the deployment is completed, locate the IP address on the card or by click the name and viewing the details.
  4. Access the deployed workload and verify that it is working.

    The deployment might be an application or a single machine.