Several instance types are supplied with vRealize Automation for use with Amazon blueprints. An administrator can add and remove instance types.

The machine instance types managed by IaaS administrators are available to blueprint architects when they create or edit an Amazon blueprint. Amazon machine images and instance types are made available through the Amazon Web Services product.


Log in to vRealize Automation as an IaaS administrator.


  1. Click Infrastructure > Administration > Instance Types.
  2. Click New.
  3. Add a new instance type, specifying the following parameters.
    Information about the available Amazon instances types and the setting values that you can specify for these parameters is available from Amazon Web Services documentation in EC2 Instance Types - Amazon Web Services (AWS) at and Instance Types at
    • Name
    • API name
    • Type Name
    • IO Performance Name
    • CPUs
    • Memory (GB)
    • Storage (GB)
    • Compute Units
  4. Click the Save icon (Save).


When IaaS architects create Amazon Web Services blueprints, they can use your custom instance types.

What to do next

Add the compute resources from your endpoint to a fabric group. See Create a Fabric Group.