Create a Cloud Management blueprint

After you create a blueprint record, you design the deployment model and resource operations for the blueprint.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_service_designer

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Admin Portal > Design > Blueprints.
  2. Click New, enter a unique and meaningful Name and Description, and then specify the service Category. Several categories are provided by default.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. The system creates the blueprint record and displays the Deployment Model tab of the blueprint designer. The Deployment Model specifies the resources and connections between resources for the cloud item that you are defining.
  5. To add a resource to the deployment model, click Resources and then select the resource block from the list. The resources appear on the canvas. Move the resource to an appropriate location for the model that you have in mind. Add as many resources as needed.
  6. Connect the container resource to the first resource to deploy. You use connections to represent either "attached to" or "containment" relationships. To create a connection between resources, select the parent resource, click the connection pad in the resource, and then drop the connection in any resource with a dotted outline.
    In this example, you want the catalog item to install a virtual server on a datacenter. You first connected the container resource to the virtual server (the virtual server is contained by the container resource). In the example, you are in the process of connecting the virtual server to the datacenter (the virtual server runs on the datacenter).
  7. Add and connect all resources that make up the blueprint.

Result

As you update the resources in the deployment model, the system generates the Cloud Template: a complete representation of the blueprint in YAML script. You can use the Cloud Template to export the blueprint.

What to do next

Click the Operations tab to configure the operations that should be applied to the resources in the catalog item.
Note: You must add and connect all resources before you configure operations and attributes on the Operations tab.