Application Services provides a drag-and-drop canvas that application architects can use to model an application blueprint. With this blueprint, you can create applications for deployment on a cloud.

You can drag the following items to the blueprint.

  • Logical templates from the library

    You can use the Application Services sample templates or create custom templates. The cloud templates that contain operating system images and might have services preinstalled and configured are mapped to Application Services logical templates.

  • Application infrastructure components and scripts from the library

    The included sample services are reusable software components. Application Services includes installation and configuration scripts that follow best practices for services.

  • Application components

    These applications operate on top of the services. After you configure an application component, you can deploy it on a compatible service or an operating system image.


Application Services relies on vRealize Automation for

A logged-in Application Services user belongs to one or more business groups. One or more business groups belong to a single tenant. One or more tenants


For information about deleting an application deployment from Application Services, see Delete an Application Deployment from Application Services.

Familiarize yourself with the key concepts that appear frequently in topics about creating applications. See Key Concepts.