A content endpoint is an infrastructure endpoint in the software-defined data center (SDDC), such as an instance of vRealize Automation, that is targeted for the capture, test, and release of managed content

You add a content endpoint to an environment to capture, test, deploy or check-in software-defined content in the form of a content package. A content package is a file that contains definitions for software-defined services, such as blueprints, templates, workflows, and so on. Each content endpoint can support more than one type of content package. For example, a vRealize Automation content endpoint can support both composite blueprints and software.

You use content endpoints to perform the following actions:

  • Capture one or more content packages.

  • Test one or more content packages in a staging environment.

  • Release one or more tested content packages to a production environment.