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 > Cloud Admin Portal > Manage > Resource Profiles
  2. Select a type of profile from the Profiles list and click New. Select from one of the following profile types:
    Compute Profile Computing resources, such as CPU and memory.
    OS Profile Operating system attributes, such as version and image source.
    Compute Security Group Profile Security attributes, such as whether to use HTTP or HTTPS, or whether to allow FTP.
    Application Profile Applications running on virtual machines.
    Schedule Profile Schedule attributes such as when a stack should be started, stopped, or deprovisioned.
  3. Enter a Name and Description for the profile.
    If you create a schedule profile, then based on the schedule you select, the Multiplier field gets automatically populated. The Multiplier field contains a value from 0 to 1 and indicates a fraction of time that the stack, with this schedule, is expected to be powered on.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click the profile you created and in the Profile Mappings related list, click New.
  6. Fill out the form field (see table):
    Figure 1. 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.
  7. Click Submit.