Amazon images for creating catalog items

An administrator can create catalog items for virtual servers from Amazon EC2 images and present the items to users in the service catalog.

These catalog items minimize requester involvement by simplifying the process of selecting the appropriate virtual server. An administrator can create virtual machines with different specifications that are built from the same image and presented to users in the service catalog by size (or EC2 type).

The following tables are used for this feature.

Table 1. Catalog items tables
Table Description
Virtual Machine Template [cmdb_ci_vm_template] Contains virtual machine templates from Amazon EC2 and VMware.
EC2 Approved Image [ec2_approved_images] Contains only the EC2 images approved for provisioning through the service catalog. This table extends the Virtual Machine Template [cmdb_ci_vm_template] table.
EC2 Image [ec2_image] Contains all the EC2 images in the system, including approved images. This table extends the Virtual Machine Template [cmdb_ci_vm_template] table.
EC2 Size [ec2_size] Contains all the EC2 size (type) definitions. This table extends VM Size Definition [vm_size] table.