vRA-Lab-20-Manage Service Catalog -Create an Entitelments

Specify Entitlement Information

When you create an entitlement, start by identifying the name of the entitlement, the business group, and the users and groups in the business group who are entitled to use the specified items.

Prerequisites

1-Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

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 “vmexpo-tadmin@vmexpo.local” and gave permission to configure tenants during “create new tenants” process. Enter the “credentials” and click “Login”

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Procedure

In Administration > Select Catalog Management > Click “Entitlements”. Click the “Add” icon (Add).

1-Enter a “name” in the Name text box and description (optional)

2-Select an expiration date and time (Optional)

NOTE: The actual time of expiration is calculated from your local time.

3-Select the “status” of the entitlement from the Status drop-down box. The status can be “Draft” or “Active”

NOTE: Users have access to items listed in the entitlement only when it is active.

4- Select the “business group” for the entitlement from the Business Group drop-down menu.

5- Type a user or group name in the “Users & Groups” search box.

Once Done -> Click “Next”

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Add an item to an entitlement.

1-Entitle Users to Services

When you add a service to an entitlement, you allow the users and groups identified in the entitlement to request catalog items associated with that service. You can also apply an approval to the service.

In “items and Approvals” tab -> Click on entitled services “+” sign and choose the Service from the pop windows. I have only one as shown below and Click “Ok”.

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2-Entitle Users to Catalog Items

When you add a catalog item to an entitlement, you allow the business group members identified in the entitlement to request that catalog item. You can also apply an approval to that catalog item.

When you add a catalog item and its service to the same entitlement, the approval for the catalog item applies.

In “items and Approvals” tab -> Click on entitled catalog items “+” sign and Add catalog items from the pop windows as shown below and Click “Ok”.

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3- Entitle Users to Resource Actions

When you add a resource action to an entitlement, you allow the business group members who are identified in the entitlement to use the resource action with any item that supports that action. You can also apply an approval to that resource action.

In “items and Approvals” tab -> Click on Entitled Actions “+” sign and Add Actions which user will only entitle to perform on blueprint after deployment from the pop windows as shown below and Click “Ok”

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Now we have everything configured related to entitlements -> Click “Add”

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Now we have created an entitlement for our IaaS Service as shown below.

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You can verify it by going into the Catalog menu as shown below.

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You can create new entitlement or update the existing entitlement as shown below by adding another catalog item into it.

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Now we have two catalog item in the same entitlement. Once done. Click “Update”

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Similarly I added another catalog item into the same entitlement as shown below. Once done click “Update”

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Now if you go to “Catalog” menu to verify, as you can see I have now three items in the Service catalog

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