By using the Advanced Service Designer, you can create and publish actions to extend the operations that the consumers can perform on third-party provisioned resources.

About this task

In this scenario, you create and publish a resource action for quick starting of Amazon virtual machines.


  • Install the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for Amazon Web Services on your default vRealize Orchestrator server.

  • Create or import a vRealize Orchestrator workflow for resource mapping of Amazon instances.


You created and published a vRealize Orchestrator workflow as a resource action. You can navigate to Administration > Catalog Management > Actions and see the Start Instances resource action for EC2 Instance resource types. You can assign an icon to the resource action. See Assign an Icon to a Resource Action.

What to do next

Business group managers and tenant administrators can assign the Start Instances resource action to an entitlement.