This topic explains how to create a platform service.


  1. Use Browse > Resources > Platforms to navigate to the platform to which you wish to add a service.
  2. From the Tools menu, select New Platform Service.
  3. On the New Platform Service page enter the following:
    1. Name - A meaningful name for the service.
    2. Description - (optional) A description of the service.
    3. Service Type - Select the desired service type from the pull-down list.
  4. After entering the Name, Description, and Service Type, click OK to create the new service.

    The Inventory tab for the new service appears.

  5. In the prompt, click Configuration Properties.
  6. On the Configuration Properties page, enter values for the required configuration properties, which are prefixed with a red asterisk, and optional properties as appropriate. For information about the configuration properties for a service type, click the link in the Configuration Notes column for it in the Configuration Instructions for Platform Services table.