With vCloud Application Director you can publish a deployment profile of an application to the vCloud Automation Center service catalog. vCloud Automation Center users can request the catalog item to start using the application in that environment.


You cannot delete a published deployment profile from the vCloud Automation Center service catalog.

Make sure that you log in to the vCloud Application Director appliance as an SSO user that has APPLICATION PUBLISHER and DEPLOYER roles assigned to it from the vCloud Automation Center user interface.

Verify that a deployment profile is available in vCloud Application Director. See Set Up and Configure a Deployment Profile.

Verify that vCloud Application Director is registered as a vCloud Automation Center endpoint. See Register vCloud Application Director to vCloud Automation Center.

The vCloud Automation Center 6.0 IaaS environment and entitlements must be properly set up and configured. See vCloud Automation Center Installation and Configuration Guide and vCloud Automation Center Virtual Provisioning Guide.

Make sure that if there is a custom task in the deployment profile, all of the required property values are defined so that the SSO user can request the item from the vCloud Automation Center service catalog or quick deploy the latest application version and associated deployment profile.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Applications.


Click the name of the application.

A list of application versions appears.


Select an application version and click the existing deployment profile or create a deployment profile.

The Deployment Profile wizard opens.


(Optional) If you created new nodes in the blueprint, map the new nodes to a cloud template.

Property overrides saved in an existing deployment profile remain overridden in the new value column even if the blueprint value is updated. Deleted properties no longer appear in the deployment profile.


Review the deployment profile settings.

You can make necessary changes to the deployment profile before publishing the application.


Click Publish.


In the Publish dialog box, append the name of the deployment profile with more information and click OK.

For example, you can append Publish_vCAC to the ClusteredDukesBankDP deployment profile. In the Description section, add an optional description such as, the Dev, QE, or IT environment where the deployment profile is going to be used.

The published name and description appears in the vCloud Automation Center service catalog. This name and description is different from the deployment profile name and description.


Log in to your tenant in vCloud Automation Center .

The vCloud Automation Center Web interface opens.


Select the Administration > Catalog Management > Catalog Items tab and open the published item in the catalog.


Assign an entitled service to the catalog item from the Service drop-down menu and click Update.

The catalog item list appears.


(Optional) In the right-hand navigation, to entitle the service to a catalog item select Entitlements and open the entitlement.


In the Details tab, type a name for the entitlement and click Next.


In the Items & Approval tab, assign the published item to the entitled catalog items from the drop-down menu.


In the Entitled Resource Action section, type the Application Deployment Details resource action and select it from the drop-down menu.


Click Update.

Request a vCloud Automation Center catalog item for development. See Request a vCloud Automation Center Service Catalog Item.