A machine owner or fabric administrator can add, change, or delete custom properties for a provisioned machine.


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

You can also log in as a machine owner.


  1. Select Items > Machines.

    A list of provisioned machines appears, including machine information such as status and platform type.

  2. In the machine name row, click the down arrow in the Actions column.
    • For a multi-machine service, click View Details to view the details of the multi-machine service.

    • For a multi-machine service, click View Components to display the service's component machines.

    Alternatively, click the machine name to display its Item Details page.

    The Actions menu is also available from the machine's Item Details page. The Actions menu for component machines is only available from the component machine's Item Details page.

  3. Select Edit from the Actions drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Properties tab.
  5. (Optional) Add a new property.
    1. Click the New Property icon (Add).
    2. Type a name for the property.
    3. (Optional) Type a value for the property.
    4. (Optional) Indicate whether the property is to be encrypted.
    5. (Optional) Indicate whether a user should be prompted for additional information.
    6. Click the Save icon (Save).
  6. (Optional) Edit an existing property.
    1. Click the Edit icon (Edit) next to the property to edit.
    2. Make any necessary changes.
    3. Click the Save icon (Save).
  7. (Optional) Delete a property.
    1. Click the Delete icon (Delete) next to the property to delete.

      A confirmation prompt appears.

    2. Click OK to remove the property.
  8. When you are finished, click OK.