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Set up AWS catalog offerings

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Set up AWS catalog offerings

The administrator must link the approved images to the operating systems offered to users in the service catalog.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, aws_admin
Important: Ensure that users are assigned to the following groups before offering Amazon VMs in the service catalog.
  • EC2 Approvers: approve or reject all instances requested through the service catalog for provisioning.
  • EC2 Operators: select the Amazon EC2 account, region, and image to fulfill approved requests from the service catalog.


  1. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Offerings and click New.
  2. In the Offering field of the Catalog EC2 OS Selection form, enter the operating system as it should appear to users.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Create a separate record for each operating system offered.
  5. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Sizes and click New.
  6. Enter a descriptive Name that conveys the size of the image, and enter the value of the corresponding Amazon EC2 size in the API field. For example, a High-Memory Double Extra Large virtual machine uses an API value of m2.2xlarge. See the EC2 catalog items for a list of Amazon EC2 size values.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Administration > Approved Images.
  9. Select an image from the list.
  10. Select an operating system in the Catalog offering field to link with this image and click Submit. This is the name that is presented to users requesting a VM from the service catalog.
    EC2 approved image