You add a custom property as a machine custom property so that service catalog users can select of configure the values when they request the item. You can add individual properties or property groups.

In this workflow, you add the custom properties to validate that they are working as expected in blueprints. You can also add custom properties to business groups, approval policies, and other components.



  1. Select Design > Blueprints.
  2. Select the blueprint to which you are adding the custom property and click Edit.
  3. Click the target machine component.

    The configuration options for the virtual machine appear on the canvas.

  4. Click the Properties tab, and then click the Custom Properties tab or the Property Groups tab.
    • To add a custom property, click New and select the property definition in the drop-down menu.




      Name of the selected custom property definition.


      (Optional) Enter a default value.


      When adding custom properties that run vRealize Orchestrator actions, do not encrypt the value.


      Select this option to ensure that the requesting user can select a value on the request form.

      Show in request

      Select this option to ensure that the requesting user can see the property and select a value on the request form.

    • To add a property group, click Add and select the group.

  5. Click OK.

    The custom property is added to the blueprint.

  6. Click Finish.
  7. Publish the blueprint.


The blueprint includes the custom property.

What to do next

Test the custom property in the request form. See Verify the Custom Property in the Catalog Request Form.