By 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.

For example, you can create custom resource actions to extend the post-provisioning actions on vSphere virtual machines provisioned with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Advanced Service Designer exposes the following objects in vRealize Automation:

  • Custom resource

  • Resource mapping

  • Service blueprint

  • Resource action

You can use the objects to create an advanced service in which to include your catalog items, and entitle the service, the catalog items and the resource actions to a user or a group of users within a business group.