You create a custom property definition that includes a vRealize Orchestrator action so that you can add the custom property to a blueprint. The action runs when the service catalog user is configuring the custom property in the request form. The action retrieves the data that is displayed in the form.



  1. Select Administration > Property Dictionary > Property Definitions.
  2. Click the New icon (Add).
  3. Enter the options.




    Consult the configuration details. Some of the custom properties require specific names or formats. Where you can, use a standard naming convention for the new property name such as my_grouping_prefix.my_property_name.


    The label is populated based on the name. You can change the label to provide a more readable name.


    The action custom properties are only available in the current tenant. To make them available in another tenant, you must configure them when you are logged in to that tenant.


    Describe the intent of the property definition and any other helpful information about the property.

    Display order

    The number that you enter controls where the property name appears on the request form. The following ordering rules apply:

    • The display order applies only to properties that are configured with Prompt User or Show in Request Form settings.

    • All properties with a display order appear before properties with no order index.

    • Properties with a display order are sorted from lowest to highest value. You can use negative numbers.

    • All properties are ordered alphabetically, with all display order properties appearing before non-display order properties.

    • If two properties have the same display order value, they are sorted alphabetically.

  4. Consult the configuration details to determine what you must provide for the values.

    The following values are provided in the configuration details:

    • Data type

    • Display as

    • Values

    • Action folder

    • Script action

    • Input parameters

  5. Click OK.


The custom property definition is added to the list and it is available to add to a blueprint.

What to do next

Add the custom property to a blueprint. Whether you add it as a machine or as a network property depends on the property. See Add a Custom Property to a Blueprint.