Blueprints are saved in draft state and must be manually published before they appear as catalog items.

About this task

You need to publish a blueprint only once. Any changes you make to a published blueprint are automatically reflected in the catalog.


You can also publish component blueprints to have them come under the control of approvals. However, component blueprints can not be used to request individual component machines. For related information about creating and configuring approvals, see Tenant Administration in vRealize Automation documentation.


  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

  • Create a vApp Blueprint.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
  2. Locate the blueprint to publish.
  3. In the Actions column, click the down arrow and click Publish.
  4. Click OK.


Your blueprint is now a catalog item.

What to do next

Tenant administrators, business group managers, and service architects configure your catalog item and associate it with a service so that entitled users can request it from the catalog. For information about configuring and managing the catalog, see Tenant Administration.