Resource actions for items provisioned outside of Advanced Service Designer require a resource mapping as the input parameter. Because some resource mappings are included with your vRealize Automation installation, the steps required to extend operations on resources provisioned outside of Advanced Service Designer depend on the type of resource you want to extend.

Extending Operations for vSphere and vCloud Director Machines

vRealize Automation provides the resource mappings for vSphere virtual machines, vCloud Director virtual machines, and vCloud Director vApps.

Table 1. Extending Operations for vSphere and vCloud Director Machines Checklist

Task

Details

Check Box Create a resource action with a resource mapping as the input parameter. For the input parameter, select one of the provided resource mappings for vSphere virtual machines, vCloud Director virtual machines, or vCloud Director vApps.

Create a Resource Action for an Item Provisioned by Another Source.

Check Box Publish your resource action.

Publish a Resource Action.

Check Box Optionally, you can assign an icon to your resource action.

Assign an Icon to a Resource Action.

Tenant administrators and business group managers can entitle users to your resource action. Entitled users see the resource action in the Actions drop-down menu on the Items tab.

Extending Operations for Other Resource Types

You can extend operations on any vRealize Automation catalog resource by creating your own custom resource mappings.

Table 2. Extending Operations for Other Resource Types Checklist

Task

Details

Check Box Develop or import a vRealize Orchestrator resource mapping script action or workflow.

For information about creating workflows and script actions to map resources, see Resource Mapping Script Actions and Workflows.

For information about developing with vRealize Orchestrator, see Developing with VMware vCenter Orchestrator .

Check Box Create an Advanced Service Designer resource mapping that runs your custom vRealize Orchestrator resource mapping script action or workflow.

Create a Resource Mapping.

Check Box Create a resource action with a resource mapping as the input parameter. For the input parameter, select your custom resource mapping.

Create a Resource Action for an Item Provisioned by Another Source.

Check Box Publish your resource action.

Publish a Resource Action.

Check Box Optionally, you can assign an icon to your resource action.

Assign an Icon to a Resource Action.

Tenant administrators and business group managers can entitle users to your resource action. Entitled users see the resource action in the Actions drop-down menu on the Items tab.