By using Advanced Service Designer, you can create and publish a resource action to take a snapshot of a vSphere virtual machine provisioned with IaaS.

About this task

In this scenario, you create a resource action to take a snapshot of a vSphere virtual machine provisioned with IaaS. In addition, you edit the workflow presentation by using the form designer and change the way the consumers see the action when they request it.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a service architect.

Results

You created and published a vRealize Orchestrator workflow as a resource action. You can navigate to Administration > Catalog Management > Actions and see the Create a snapshot resource action in the list of actions. 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 include the Create a snapshot resource action in an entitlement. For more information about how to create and publish IaaS blueprints for virtual platforms, see IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms.