Creating an advanced service involves a number of tasks. Advanced Service Designer BasicsBy using Advanced Service Designer you can publish vRealize Orchestrator workflows as catalog items, include them in services, and publish the services in the catalog. You can also extend the vRealize Automation capabilities to manage provisioned items and resources by using custom resource actions. Creating an Advanced Service OverviewCreating an advanced service and exposing the service to the catalog includes a number of tasks that are performed by different users. Extending Operations on Resources Provisioned by Other SourcesBy using resource mappings, you can publish vRealize Orchestrator workflows as resource actions for managing items provisioned by sources other than Advanced Service Designer, for example, by IaaS or Application Services. Importing and Exporting Advanced Service Designer ComponentsInstead of recreating Advanced Service Designer components for every environment, you can export your custom resources, service blueprints, resource mappings, and resource actions from one environment and import them into another.