You can configure the properties and action scripts of the services and application components to customize your application deployment.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_APP_ARCHITECT application architect role assigned to it.

To examine the sample applications and their components, log in to vCloud Application Director with a user account that belongs to the Default group.

If the application requires access to URLs from outside the corporate firewall, configure the applicable services and application components to use a proxy. See Configure vCloud Application Director to Use a Proxy for External URLs.

Familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of binding to another property if you plan to customize your application. See Binding to Other Properties.

Make sure that there are services and application components in the application blueprint. See Model an Application Blueprint.


Select a service or application component and edit the information on the Details and Actions tabs below the blueprint.

Only those properties that the catalog administrator designated as overridable can be changed on the application blueprint.

On the Actions tab, scripts are accessible for all stages of the component's life cycle, including install, configure, start, update, rollback, and teardown. A catalog administrator can edit a service script from Catalog > Services.


To edit a property, click the property in the table.

If you have a single or clustered node, you must provide a value for the required property in at least one of the life cycle stages of the property. For example, to run an Apache Tomcat server, Java is required and the JAVA_HOME property value must be set.

The Edit Property dialog box appears.


(Optional) To bind a property to another property, select the property value from the Blueprint Value drop-down menu in the Edit Property dialog box.

Binding to another property lets you customize a script based on the value of other node's run time property values such as IP addresses.


When you are finished creating the blueprint for the application, click Save.

vCloud Application Director checks the application topology you created and displays a message box listing any errors. For example, you see a message if a property type that you selected is not compatible with a script type, or if a service or component is missing a required script. Some errors require correction before you can save the application.

Create a deployment profile. See Create a Deployment Profile.