Catalog items are based on VMware templates

An administrator can create catalog items for virtual servers from VMware templates and present the items to users in the service catalog.

Before you create a catalog item from a VMware template, configure the categories in the service catalog, determine the appropriate setting for the check-out redirect property, and define the virtual machines sizes.

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 template and presented to users in the service catalog by size.

The following tables are used for this feature.

Table 1. Catalog item tables
Table Description
Virtual Machine Template [cmdb_ci_vm_template] Contains virtual machine templates from Amazon EC2 and VMware.
VM Catalog Item [sc_vm_cat_item] Contains virtual machine catalog items created from VMware templates. This table extends the Catalog Item [sc_cat_item] table.
VMware Size Definition [vmware_size] Contains size definitions (specifications) for the VMware offerings. This is the parent table to the Catalog VM Class Selection [sc_vm_class_selection] table.