As a Cloud Assembly cloud administrator or cloud template developer, you use the Resources tab to manage your cloud resources. The Resources tab acts as a resource center where you can monitor resources across clouds, make changes to them, and even destroying or deleting them.

You can locate and manage your resources using the different views. You can filter the lists, view resource details, and then run actions on the individual items. The available actions depend on the resource state and the day 2 policies.

If you are a Cloud Assembly administrator, you can also view and manage discovered machines.

To view your resources, select Resources > Resources.

Working with the resource lists

You can use the resource lists to manage the following resource types: machines, storage volumes, networks, load balancers, and security groups that make up your deployments. In the resource list you can manage them in resource type groups rather than by deployments.

  • All Resources

    Includes all the discovered, deployed, and onboarded resources described in the following sections.

  • Virtual Machines

    Individual virtual machines. The machines might be part of larger deployments.

    Only administrators have permission to use the Create New VM option. Administrators can turn the option on in Service Broker by selecting Infrastructure > Administration > Settings and turning on Create new resource. To control the amount of resources that Service Broker users might deploy, it is likely that your administrator added approval policies to reject or approve any deployment requests based on the image used or the flavor or size requested.

  • VolumesAdministrators should know that by activating the option, Service Broker users can create VMs based on any image and any flavor even through they are not administrators themselves. To avoid the potential overconsumption of resources, administrators can create approval policies to reject or approve any deployment requests based on the image used or the flavor or size requested.

    Storage volumes that were discovered or associated with deployments.

  • Networking and Security

    Includes networks, load balancers, and security groups.

Similar to the deployment list view, you can filter the list, select a resource type, search , sort, and run actions.

If you click the resource name, you can work with the resource in the context of the resource details.

Figure 1. Resources page list

Screenshot of a resources page with the actions menu showing the available actions to run on the selected machine.
  1. Filter your list based on resource attributes.

    For example, you can filter based on project, cloud types, origin, or other attributes.

  2. Search for resources based on name, account regions, or other values.
  3. Run available day 2 actions that are specific to the resources type and the resource state.

    For example, you might power on a discovered machine if it is off. Or you might resize an onboarded machine.

In addition to the search and filter options on each page, the All Resource page includes a Resource Type selector where you can construct a filter for all the resources.


Screenshot of the All Resources page with the Resources Type tile open and active.

List of managed resources by origin

You can use the Resources tab to manage the following types of resources.

Table 1. Resource origins
Managed Resource Description
Deployed

Deployments are fully manage workloads that are deployed cloud templates or onboarded resources. The workload resources can include machines, storage volumes, networks, load balancers, and security groups.

You can manage your deployments in the Deployments section or the Resources section.

Discovered

Discovered resources are the machines, storage volumes, networks, load balancers, and security groups that the discovery process identified for each cloud account region that you added.

Only Cloud Assembly Administrators can see and manage discovered resources in the Resources section.

Onboarded

Onboarded resources are discovered resources that you bring under more robust vRealize Automation Cloud management. Onboarded resources are managed like deployments.

You can manage onboarded resources in the Deployments section or the Resources section.

What is the resource details view

You can use the resource details view to get a deeper look at the selected resource. Depending on the resource, the details can include networks, ports, and other information collected about the machine. The depth of the information varies depending on cloud account type and origin.

To open the details pane, click the resource name or the double arrows.

Figure 2. Resources details pane

Screenshot of a resources page with the detail pane showing the information collected about the selected machine.

What day 2 actions can I run on resources

The available day 2 actions depend on the resource origin, cloud account, resource type, and state.

Table 2. List of actions by origin
Resource Origin Day 2 Actions
Deployed The actions that are available to run on the resources depend on the resource type, cloud account, and state. For a detailed list, see What actions can I run on Cloud Assembly deployments.
Discovered

The available actions for discovered resources are limited to virtual machines. Depending on the status, you can perform the following actions.

  • Power Off
  • Power On

Additional vSphere virtual machine action.

  • Connect to Remote Console
Onboarded Onboarded resources have the same day 2 action management options as deployments. The actions that are available to run on the onboarded resources depend on the resource type, cloud account, and state. For a detailed list, see What actions can I run on Cloud Assembly deployments.