You can create a resource mapping to associate Amazon instances provisioned by using IaaS with the vRealize Orchestrator type AWS:EC2Instance exposed by the Amazon Web Services plug-in.


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

  • Create or import a vRealize Orchestrator resource mapping workflow or script action.


  1. Select Design > XaaS > Resource Mappings.
  2. Click Add (Add a new resource action).
  3. Enter EC2 Instance in the Name text box.
  4. Enter Cloud Machine in the Catalog Resource Type text box.
  5. Enter AWS:EC2Instance in the Orchestrator Type text box.
  6. Select Always available.
  7. Select the type of resource mapping to use.
  8. Select your custom resource mapping script action or workflow from the vRealize Orchestrator library.
  9. Click Add.


You can use your Amazon resource mapping to create resource actions for Amazon machines provisioned by using IaaS.

What to do next

Create a Resource Action to Start an Amazon Virtual Machine.