As a cloud administrator, you can add Marketplace OVA files to the Service Broker catalog.

VMware Marketplace OVA setup workflow diagram

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. If you do not have a My VMware integration configured in Cloud Assembly, you can add the integration in Service Broker.
    You can configure only one My VMware integration.
    1. Select Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations.
    2. Click Add Integration and then click My VMware.
    3. Enter a name that identifies this instance when you create the content source.
    4. Enter the My VMware credentials and click Validate.
    5. Click Add.
  2. Import the OVAs.
    You can configure only one Marketplace VM templates - OVA content source.
    1. Select Content and Policies > Content Sources.
    2. Click New, and then click Marketplace VM templates - OVA.
    3. Enter the Name for this content source.
    4. Select the My VMware account to use to import the templates and click Validate.
    5. Click Create and Import.
  3. If you do not have a project, add a project so that you can share the OVAs with project members.
    1. In Service Broker, select Infrastructure > Administration > Projects, and then click New Project.
    2. Enter the project information on the Summary tab.
    3. Click the Users tab and then click Add Users.
      To add project users, the individuals or the groups must already be active service organization users.
    4. Click the Provisioning tab and select the cloud zones that the OVAs can be deployed to.
      The cloud zones must include the resources that support an OVA when a catalog consumer deploys it.
    5. Click Create.
  4. Share the imported OVA files with a project.
    1. Select Content and Policies > Content Sharing.
    2. Select the project that includes the users and the infrastructure resources that support the OVA.
      The project gives members permission to deploy the OVAs, and it specifies what infrastructure resources the OVA can be deployed to.
    3. Click Add Items and then select one or more OVA files to share with the project members.
      You can select all the items imported from a content source or you can expand the source trees and select individual items.
    4. Click Save.
  5. Verify that the OVA file is available in the catalog to members of the selected project.
    1. Click Catalog, locate the imported OVA, and review the projects to verify that the project you configured is included.
      Alternatively, you can filter the catalog based on the project name.
    2. Click Request and provide any required information.
    3. Click Submit.
    The provisioning process begins and the Deployments tab opens with your current request at the top.
  6. Monitor the provisioning process to verify that the OVA runs successfully.
    1. Click Deployments and locate your deployed request.
    2. Monitor the card status until it is successful.

Results

The OVAs are imported and available in the Service Broker catalog for deployment.

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