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Set up an AWS catalog offering

Set up an AWS catalog offering

The administrator must link the approved images to the offerings 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 > Sizes and click New.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Offerings and click New.
  5. In the Offering field of the Offering form, enter the offering label. This is the name that is presented to users requesting a VM from the service catalog.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Create a separate offering record for each offering type offered.
  8. Click an offering record to add an approved image mapping.
  9. In the Approved Images related list, click New to add an approved image offering mapping. An approved image can be associated to more than one offering.
  10. Select an approved image from the list.
  11. (Optional) Check the Default check box to automatically choose this offering image for this account, region, and offering.
    There can only be one unique offering mapping for a given account, region, and offering. The first unique offering created is marked as default. If a new unique offering is subsequently marked as default, the previous default offering is overridden.
  12. Click Submit.