Configure a VMware catalog offering Typically, the offering selections contain the operating system and some version information, for exampleWindows Server 2003 or CentOS 6. Before you beginRole required: cloud_admin, vmware_operator Procedure Navigate to VMware Cloud > Offerings and click New. Enter the virtual server's Offering name and Description as it should appear in the service catalog. Click Submit. Catalog items are based on VMware templatesAn administrator can create catalog items for virtual servers from VMware templates and present the items to users in the service catalog.Link a catalog offering to a templateAfter you run Discovery on vCenter, you can link a service catalog offering to a template. This process links the operating system selection that a user makes in the service catalog with the appropriate template.VMware templates and offeringsVMware templates are created on the ESX Server and linked with ITSA Suite catalog offerings to fulfill virtual machine requests.Configure size selections for VMware catalog itemsCreate virtual machine offerings with different specifications, or sizes, based on a single VMware template. For example, a CentOS 5.3 Linux template might come in three sizes (large, medium, and small) based on the number of CPUs, memory, and disk space offered. Offer a specialized template on each vCenter environmentSome organizations clone templates to all of their vCenter environments and then configure each copy of the template in a way that is specialized for the environment. Configure CPU selections for VMware catalog itemsYou can customize service catalog hardware selections so that users can request the number of CPUs for a virtual server. The service catalog shows the CPU option only when the user declines the choice of a predefined virtual server size.Configure data disk selections for VMware catalog itemsYou can customize service catalog hardware selections so that users can request the virtual server data disk size.Configure memory selections for VMware catalog itemsYou can customize service catalog hardware selections so that users can request a specific amount of memory for a virtual server.Checkout redirect property for VMwareA property called One-step checkout redirect (glide.vm.checkout_redirect) controls the view presented to virtual machine requesters in the service catalog.