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Create an OS profile

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Create an OS profile

An OS profile installs a specified image on a newly-provisioned virtual machine. You map an OS profile to a cloud account, a location (datacenter), an image template, and a cloud script. OS profiles are provider-agnostic and you can use the same profile for multiple cloud accounts.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • You must have a cloud account with datacenters. You must run Discovery on the service accounts to populate the datacenters.

About this task

Note: Profile mappings that specify more details run first. For example, a mapping that specifies a blueprint, OS profile, and resource alias takes precedence over a mapping that specifies only an OS profile.


  1. In the Cloud Admin Portal, navigate to Manage > Resource Profiles.
  2. In the Profiles list, select OS Profile and then click New.
  3. Enter a unique and descriptive Name and Description for the profile and then click Submit.
    The profile is created.
  4. Map the profile to a template:
    1. In the list, click the profile that you created.
    2. In the OS Profile Mappings related list, click New, fill in the form, and then click Submit.
      OS profile mappings
      Field Description
      Cloud Account Select the cloud account to map the OS profile to.
      Location Select a datacenter in the cloud account.
      Image Template


      Select an image template that the profile should be mapped to.

      Click the reference icon (Reference icon) to view the details of the template.

      Note: Do not create a new image template. Image templates must be discovered from the Cloud Accounts page (Cloud Admin Portal > Manage > Cloud Accounts).

      When you add credentials to an image template, the credentials are inherited by all VMs that are provisioned using the template. See Add credentials to an image template.

  5. Map the profile to a cloud script. In this procedure, you specify an existing script. See Create cloud script templates and scripts.
    1. On the Cloud Script OS Profile Mappings related list, click New and then fill in the form.
      Field Description


      Select a blueprint to limit the script to a specific resource block used in the blueprint.
      Cloud script Select a cloud script to map the OS profile to.
      Active Select the check box if the cloud script should be run after the virtual machine is provisioned.
      Application Cloud Management is auto-selected.
      OS profile If you specify a blueprint, the cloud script is run when the blueprint is provisioned.
      Resource Alias


      If you specify a resource alias for the blueprint, then the cloud script is executed when the blueprint with the specified resource alias is provisioned.
    2. Right-click the form header and select Save.
      The Name attribute [scriptName] appears in the OS Profile Mapping Overrides list.
    3. Optional: In the OS Profile Mapping Overrides list, enter an attribute name and value to use when the resource is provisioned.