After you deploy blueprints, you can run actions to modify and manage the resources. The available actions depend on the resource type and whether the action is supported on a particular cloud account or integrated platform.

Table 1. List of possible actions

Action

Applies to these resource types

For these cloud accounts or integrations

Description

Create snapshot

Machines

  • VMware vSphere

Create a snapshot of the virtual machine.

If you are allowed only two snapshots in vSphere and you already have them, this command is not available until you delete a snapshot.

Delete

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service

  • Cloud agnostic compute types on any cloud account

  • Microsoft Azure

Destroy a deployment.

All the resources are deleted and the reclaimed.

Delete snapshot

Machines

  • VMware vSphere

Delete a snapshot of the virtual machine.

Power Off

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service

  • Cloud agnostic compute types on any cloud account

  • Microsoft Azure

  • VMware vSphere

Power off the deployment without shutting down the guest operating systems.

Machines

  • Amazon Web Service

  • Cloud agnostic compute types on any cloud account

  • Microsoft Azure

  • VMware vSphere

Power off the machine without shutting down the guest operating systems.

Power On

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service

  • Cloud agnostic compute types on any cloud account

  • Microsoft Azure

  • VMware vSphere

Power on the deployment. If the resources were suspended, normal operation resumes from the point at which they were suspended.

Machines

  • Amazon Web Service

  • Cloud agnostic compute types on any cloud account

  • Microsoft Azure

  • VMware vSphere

Power on the machine. If the machine was suspended, normal operation resumes from the point at which the machine was suspended.

Reboot

Machines

  • Amazon Web Service

  • VMware vSphere

Reboot the guest operating system on a virtual machine.

For a vSphere machine, VMware Tools must be installed on the machine to use this action.

Reset

Machines

  • Amazon Web Service

  • VMware vSphere

Force a virtual machine restart without shutting down the guest operating system.

Resize

Machines

  • VMware vSphere

Increase or decrease the CPU and memory of a virtual machine.

Restart

Machines

  • Microsoft Azure

Shut down and restart a running machine.

Revert snapshot

Machines

  • VMware vSphere

Revert to a previous snapshot of the machine.

You must have an existing snapshot to use this action.

Run Puppet task

Managed resources

  • Puppet Enterprise

Run the selected task on machines in your deployment.

The tasks are defined in your Puppet instance. You must be able to identify the task and provide the input parameters.

Shutdown

Machines

  • VMware vSphere

Shut down the guest operating system and power off the machine. VMware Tools must be installed on the machine to use this action.

Suspend

Machines

  • Microsoft Azure

  • VMware vSphere

Pause the machine so that it cannot be used and does not consume any system resources other than the storage it is using.

Update

Deployments

  • Amazon Web Service

  • Cloud agnostic compute types on any cloud account

  • Microsoft Azure

  • VMware vSphere

Change the deployment based on the input parameters.