Configure the execution plan for the resources in a blueprint

After you have designed the deployment model for a blueprint, you can configure both the blueprint operations to perform on all resources in the blueprint and execution plan that lists the resource operations to perform on each resource.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_service_designer

About this task

For each Blueprint Operation, you configure the following items:
  • Execution plan for the operations that the system will perform on the resources (in the example, all operations that are required to provision the resource). The base system includes a large set of predefined resource operations.
  • Attribute values to use when the system deploys the resources. The values come from service account metadata.
  • Behavior of any catalog item Form that is based on the blueprint.


  1. While working in the blueprint designer, click the Operations tab and then select a Blueprint Operation to configure. Typically, you configure the Provision Blueprint Operation first.
  2. The Steps tab lists the resource operations that the catalog item performs while deploying the resource. Resource operations are listed in order of execution. To update the order, click the handle and drop the operation where needed.
  3. Select a Resource Operation and configure the operation as needed.
    • To display an attribute on the catalog item form, select the Show on form check box.
    • You typically do not have to modify attribute settings for an operation.
    • To update an attribute, you must modify the associated resource block as described in Create a custom resource block.
    • For information on expressions used for the Mapping value, see Expressions in Cloud Management.
  4. Configure each remaining Blueprint Operation in turn: Select the Stop, Start, and Deprovision blueprint operations and then configure the associated resource operations.
    Note: To add a custom operation on a resource for the current blueprint operation, click + and then configure the resource operation in the popup. See Add a resource operation to the execution plan.

What to do next

Create and configure a form for a catalog item