Marketplace lets you import blueprints for applications or services from VMware Solution Exchange. Once you enable the Marketplace feature from command-line, you can access it from the Applications landing page. You can import only solutions that contain supported files in Application Director.

Verify that you have enabled Marketplace from the command-line interface.

Verify that you have an user account created for VMware Solution Exchange.

Verify that you have internet access by enabling proxy settings.

1

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

The Applications landing page appears.

2

Click New in the toolbar and select Import From Marketplace.

The Marketplace page appears with the Most Recent and Featured solutions.

3

Click the appropriate solution from the list.

The solution appears with the details of blueprint for an application or a service.

4

Click Import if you wish to import this solution. The VMware Solution Exchange login screen appears.

a

Enter the Solution Exchange Username and Password. Click Login.

b

The EULA screen apperas. EULA is applicable to certain solutions only. Check the box to accept the license agreement and click Next.

c

The blueprint for application or service is validated. It lists any applications or services that are conflicting. Click the drop-down menu for Conflict Resolution. Choose any option from following choices to resolve the conflict:

Use Existing: Any conflicting artifact in the blueprint is skipped and the existing definition is used.

Import as New: A new copy of each artifact in the blueprint is created. Enter any alphanumeric value in the Suffix field that you want to append to the application name.

Overwrite: Any artifact that is imported overwrites the existing artifact. You cannot overwrite any publicly shared artifacts.

Note

: If the existing artifacts are shared publicly then the import fails due to sharing level mismatch.

d

Click Next. The Review page appears. Confirm that the information on this page is as desired.

5

Click Import to import the blueprint or service.

Deploy the application. See Chapter 12, Deploying Applications, and Page 135.