Set up an Azure catalog offering

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

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Microsoft Azure Cloud > Sizes and click New.
  2. Enter a descriptive Name that conveys the size of the image, and enter the value of the corresponding Azure size in the API field. For example, a High-Memory Double Extra Large virtual machine uses an API value of m2.2xlarge. See the Azure catalog items for a list of Azure size values.
  3. Enter a Description for the VM size.
  4. Select a currency and Price for the VM size.
  5. Check the Active check box to activate the size.
  6. Check the Obsolete check box if the size is obsolete.
  7. Enter the CPUs label.
  8. Enter the Data disk size label.
  9. Enter the Max Data Disks.
  10. Enter the Memory label.
  11. Click Submit.
  12. Navigate to Microsoft Azure Cloud > Offerings and click New.
  13. In the Offering field of the Azure Catalog Offering form, enter the operating system. This is the name that is presented to users requesting a VM from the service catalog.
  14. Click Submit.
  15. Create a separate offering record for each operating system offered.
  16. Click an offering record to add an approved image mapping.
  17. 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.
  18. Select an approved image from the list.
  19. (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. If a new unique offering is subsequently marked as default, the previous default offering is overridden.
  20. Click Submit.