Configure a Catalog Item
Before users can request an item, you must configure the catalog item and associate it with a service.
1-Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or service architect.
Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a “Tenants administrator” or service architect. In my case, I have created one already in my Active Directory with name “email@example.com” and gave permission to configure tenants during “create new tenants” process. Enter the “credentials” and click “Login”
2-Verify that you have at least one blueprint published as a catalog item
1-In Administration -> Select Catalog Management ->Click “Catalog items”.
2-Select the Catalog item to configure ->Click “Configure”.
3-Enter a “description” in the Description text box (Optional)
4-Click “Browse” to choose “an icon” for the catalog item (Optional)
5-Select the “status” of the catalog item from the Status drop-down menu. Which is either
- Active (The catalog item appears in the service catalog and entitled users can request it)
- Inactive (The catalog item does not appear in the service catalog and users cannot request it)
6-Select a “service” from the Service drop-down menu.in my case I have only one which is “infrastructure”
NOTE: This action determines in which service catalog your item appears.
7-Select the New and noteworthy check box (Optional)
NOTE: The catalog item appears in the “New & Noteworthy” area on the Home page.whcih you will see later when we login to a user to deploy the blueprints.
8-Once done, Click “Update”.
As you can see below. I have catalog item name “CentOS-63”. Which is added into service name “infrastructure”.
Similarly add other two catalog items into a “Service” by click one by one and choose “configure”. Below is the configuration example of catalog item “WinOS-2008-Std”. Once done click “update”
Here you can see I have added another catalog item into the “Infrastructure” service.
NOTE: similarly use the same steps to add the reset of the catalog items into a service.