Use an AWS CloudFormation template

Use AWS templates to create resource blocks, blueprints, and catalog items.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_service_designer
  • Service account is activated.
  • AWS CloudFormation templates must be available in JSON format.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Service Design > Cloud Templates, click New, and then enter a unique and meaningful Name and Short description.
  2. Specify the Type as CloudFormation Template.
  3. Open the template file in a text editor and copy the text.
  4. On the Cloud Templates form, paste the text into the Body text box.
  5. Save the record: Right-click in the header bar and click Save.
  6. You have the following options:
    OptionDescription
    Create resource block Based on the settings in the template, generate a resource block that you can use in any blueprint design.
    Create blueprint Based on the settings in the template, generate a resource block and then create a blueprint that contains the resource block.

    The blueprint opens in the blueprint designer. You can modify the blueprint as needed.

    Create blueprint and Catalog Item Based on the settings in the template, generate:
    • A resource block.
    • A blueprint that contains the blueprint.
    • Based on the blueprint, generate a catalog item.
    You can modify the blueprint as needed.

Result

The related list entries and associated settings are taken from the data in the original template.