Create a cloud resource profile

Define resource profiles and then map them to the underlying cloud resource type, or template, in the CMDB.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • A cloud account with datacenters. You must run Discovery on the cloud accounts to populate the datacenters.
  • Know which resource type you must map to the resource profile.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Resource Profiles and select one of the following resource types:
    Compute Computing resources, such as CPU and memory.
    OS Operating system attributes, such as version and image source.
    Storage Storage attributes, such as specific storage assets.
    Security Group Security attributes, such as whether to use HTTP or HTTPS, or whether to allow FTP.
    Application Applications running on virtual machines.
  2. Enter a Name and Description for the profile.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  4. In the Profile Mappings related list, click New.
  5. Fill out the form field (see table):
    Figure 1. Compute resource profile example
    Compute resource profile example
    Field Description
    Cloud Account

    [All profile types except Application]

    Select a cloud account.

    [All profile types except Application]

    Select the datacenter that belongs to the cloud account.
    Hardware Template

    [Compute profile]

    Select the specific hardware type.
    Volume Template

    [Storage profile]

    Select the specific storage volume type.
    Image Template

    [OS profile]

    Select the specific image type.

    Image templates may also need Credentials and Guest OS fields configured on them.

    Compute Security Group Template

    [Security Group profile]

    Select the specific security group type.
    Application Template

    [Application profile]

    Select the application profile template.
    Workload Config Provider

    [Application profile]

    Select the provider, such as the Chef Server.

    [All profile types except Application]

    Enter an optional price that appears to the user when they order a resource that uses this profile.