You can create a resource action so that the consumers can start provisioned Amazon virtual machines.


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


  1. Select Design > XaaS > Resource Actions.
  2. Click Add (Add a new resource action).
  3. Select Orchestrator > Library > Amazon Web Services > Elastic Cloud > Instances and select the Start Instances workflow in the workflows folder.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select EC2 Instance from the Resource type drop-down menu.
    This is the name of the resource mapping you previously created.
  6. Select instance from the Input parameter drop-down menu.
    This is the input parameter of the resource action workflow to match the resource mapping.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Leave the name and the description as they are.
    The default name of the resource action is Start Instances.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Leave the fields as they are on the Form tab.
  11. Click Add.


You created a resource action for starting Amazon virtual machines and you can see it on the Resource Actions page.

What to do next

Publish the Action for Starting Amazon Instances.