In addition to the day 2 actions already associated with Cloud Assembly resource types, you have design options that let you prepare in advance for custom updates that users might need to make.

Day 2 preparation can involve the Cloud Assembly design interface or make direct use of cloud template code, or both.

  • You can add inputs to cloud template code. Then, any update action to a deployment or deployed resource asks for fresh input values.
  • You can use Cloud Assembly to design a custom action based on a vRealize Orchestrator workflow or action. Running the custom action results in vRealize Orchestrator making changes to the deployment or deployed resource.