To set up and verify your vRealize Automation Service Broker instance, you import known working content from outside sources to make them available in the catalog, and then deploy catalog items to ensure that they are working.

As a cloud administrator, this is your first time using vRealize Automation Service Broker and you want to set it up, import content, and then deploy the content to ensure that you can connect to your cloud vendors before fully populating the catalog and inviting other users to join the service.

Service Catalog Getting Started Workflow Diagram

In this use case, you import released vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly blueprints. You can also import Amazon CloudFormation templates, but the process is not presented here. See Add CloudFormation Templates to the Service Broker Catalog.



  1. Import blueprints.
    Adding a new content source in Service Broker.
    1. Select Content and Policies > Content Sources, and then click New.
    2. In the Type drop-down menu, select Cloud Assembly Blueprints.
    3. Select the project that is associated with your blueprints and click Validate.
      The process verifies the connection and tells you the number of blueprints that will be imported
    4. click Create and Import
  2. Share the imported blueprints with a project.
    Blueprints are associated with projects when they are created in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly. Projects include a group of users and the account regions where the blueprints are deployed. In vRealize Automation Service Broker, you can share the blueprints with other users, but you must ensure that the target projects include the account regions with the cloud resources to support the deployment. Sharing blueprints in Service Broker.
    1. Select Content and Policies > Content Sharing.
    2. Select the target project in the Project drop-down menu.
    3. To select only particular blueprints, select All Content in the Content Sources drop-down menu.
    4. Select the blueprints to share with this project, and click Save.
    The list for the project now includes the blueprints and the imported blueprints are available in the catalog.
  3. Deploy an imported blueprint.
    Catalog and request form.
    1. Click Catalog.
    2. Locate the card for the blueprint that you want to deploy and click Request on the card.
    3. Complete the request form and click Submit.
    The deployment process begins.
  4. Monitor the deployment.
    Deployments page and deployment details.
    1. Click Deployments, and then use the search and filter options to locate the deployed catalog item.
    2. When the deployment is completed, locate the IP address on the card or by click the name and viewing the details.
  5. Access the deployed workload and verify that it is working.
    The deployment might be an application or a single machine.