You create a custom resource to define the XaaS item for provisioning.
By creating a custom resource, you map an object type exposed through the API of a vRealize Orchestrator plug-in as a resource. You create a custom resource to define the output parameter of an XaaS blueprint for provisioning and to define an input parameter of a resource action.
During the process of creating a custom resource, on the Details Form page, you can specify the fields of the read-only form for the resource that displays information on the details view of a provisioned item. See Designing a Custom Resource Form.
Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an XaaS architect.
- Select .
- Click the New icon ().
- Enter the vRealize Orchestrator object type In the Orchestrator Type text box and press Enter.
For example, enter v to see all types containing the letter v. To see all types, enter a space and click Search.
- Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
- Enter a version.
The version supports integers only. The supported format extends to major.minor.micro-revision.
- Click Next.
- Edit the form of the custom resource.
You can edit the custom resource form by deleting, editing, and rearranging elements. You can also add a new form and form pages and drag elements to the new form and form page.
Add a form
Click the New Form icon () next to the form name, provide the required information, and click Submit.
Add a form page
Click the New Page icon () next to the form page name, provide the required information, and click Submit.
Add an element to the form page
Drag an element from the New Fields pane on the left to the pane on the right. You can then provide the required information and click Submit.
The available elements are specific for the vRealize Orchestrator object type.
Edit an element
Click the Edit icon () next to the element to edit, make the necessary changes, and click Submit.
Delete an element
Click the Delete icon () next to the element to delete, and in the confirmation dialog box click OK.
Delete a form
Click the Delete icon () next to the form name, and in the confirmation dialog box click OK.
- Click Finish.
You created a custom resource and you can see it on the Custom Resources page.
What to do next
Create a XaaS blueprint. See Create an XaaS Blueprint.