As a cloud administrator, you can make vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly blueprints available in the vRealize Automation Service Broker catalog by adding a vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly content source and sharing the blueprints. The blueprints are the specifications for services or applications that you can deploy to your cloud providers.

Workflow diagram for importing and deploying Cloud Assembly blueprints.

After you import the blueprints, you share them with project members so that they can deploy the blueprints. At the request time, the blueprint is deployed to cloud zone account region or datastore that supports the blueprint requirements.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Import blueprints from vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly.
    1. Select Content and Policies > Content Sources.
    2. Click New, and then click Cloud Assembly Blueprint.
    3. Enter the Name for this content source.
    4. Select the Source project and then click Validate.
      The validation process tests the connection and provides the number of released blueprints that are associated with the project in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly.
    5. Click Create and Import.
    The Content Sources page lists your new source and the number of discovered and imported items.
  2. Share the imported items with a project.
    1. Select Content and Policies > Content Sharing.
    2. Select the project that includes the users who should be able to deploy the blueprints.
    3. Click Add Items and then select one or more blueprints to share with the project.

      You can select all the items imported from a content sources or you can expand the source trees and select individual items.

    4. Click Save.
    The Content Sharing page lists all the items entitled to the selected project. The blueprints are also added to the catalog where the project members can request them.
  3. Verify that the blueprint is available in the catalog to the members of the selected projects.
    1. Click Catalog, locate the imported blueprint, and review the projects to ensure that the project you configured is included.
    2. Click Request and provide any required information.
      If the blueprint has more than one released version, select the version that you want to deploy.
    3. Click Submit.
      The provisioning process begins and the Deployments tab opens with your current request at the top.
  4. Monitor the provisioning process to ensure successful deployment.
    1. Click Deployments and locate your deployed catalog item.
    2. Monitor the card status until it is successful.

Results

The released blueprints are imported into vRealize Automation Service Broker, shared in the catalog, and deployable.

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