You can import settings from an OVF to create one or more value sets for an image component profile to be used in a parameterized vRealize Automation blueprint.

After you import value set definitions for the Image component profile, you can add one or more value sets to the component profile for a vSphere machine component in a blueprint. When a user requests a catalog item, they can select an available Image and deploy using parameters that are defined in the image's value set.

When you import the OVF, user-configurable properties and values in the OVF are not imported as custom properties in the value set. If you want to use new custom properties from the imported OVF in relation to the image value set, you must manually define the new custom properties in the vSphere machine component or overall blueprint. The custom properties created in the parameterized blueprint should be applicable to the value set for each component profile image.
Note: The OVF custom properties for vRealize Automation are not applicable to OVF custom properties for vSphere. Consider creating one image value set for vRealize Automation and one image value set for vSphere.

For more information about using component profiles for blueprint parameterization, see Understanding and Using Blueprint Parameterization.


  • Log in to vRealize Automation as an administrator with tenant administrator and IaaS administrator access rights.


  1. Select Administration > Property Dictionary > Component Profiles.

    Image and size component profiles.
  2. Click Image in the Name column.

    Information about the supplied image component property is displayed.

  3. Click the Value Sets tab.
  4. To define a new value set click New and configure the Image settings.
    1. Enter a value in the Display name field to append to the ValueSet delimeter, for example ProdOVF.
    2. Accept the default value shown in the Name text box or enter a custom name.
    3. Enter a description such as Build settings for cloning scenario A in the Description text box.
    4. Select Active or Inactive in the Status drop down menu.
      Select Active to allow the value set to be visible in the catalog provisioning request form.
    5. Select the Create build action.
    6. Select Server or Desktop as the blueprint type.
    7. Select the ImportOvfWorkflow provisioning workflow.
    8. Enter the path to the OVF URL using the format https://server/folder/name.ovf or name.ova.
    9. If you enable authentication with the server that is hosting the OVF, enter the credentials for the authenticating user.
    10. If the OVF is hosted on a Web site, and you have created a Proxy endpoint to use in accessing the Web site, select Use proxy and select the available Proxy endpoint.
  5. Click Save.
  6. When you are satisfied with your settings, click Finish.

What to do next

After you have created the image and imported the OVF to define the image value set, you can add the image to a vSphere machine component in a blueprint.