You create a custom resource to define the XaaS item for provisioning.

About this task

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.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an XaaS architect.

Procedure

  1. Select Design > XaaS > Custom Resources.
  2. Click the New icon (Add).
  3. 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.

  4. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
  5. Enter a version.

    The version supports integers only. The supported format extends to major.minor.micro-revision.

  6. Click Next.
  7. 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.

    Option

    Description

    Add a form

    Click the New Form icon (Add a new element) next to the form name, provide the required information, and click Submit.

    Add a form page

    Click the New Page icon (Add a new element) 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 (Edit a field or a text box in a form page) next to the element to edit, make the necessary changes, and click Submit.

    Delete an element

    Click the Delete icon (Delete a field or a text box from the form page) next to the element to delete, and in the confirmation dialog box click OK.

    Delete a form

    Click the Delete icon (Delete a field or a text box from the form page) next to the form name, and in the confirmation dialog box click OK.

  8. Click Finish.

Results

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.