A service comprises scripts for installing, configuring, starting, and updating the software services that your application requires. You can add custom services to the vCloud Application Director catalog.


Use the vCloud Application Director catalog to create software service versions. The vCloud Application Director catalog also contains predefined services.


vCloud Application Director passes defined properties as environment variables to scripts running in a virtual machine. The service version properties define the variables used in the scripts for the service.


The catalog administrator must provide an action script for at least one of the life cycle stages. For deploying an application, you can create an install, configure, start, rollback, and teardown script, or create an update script to update an existing deployment. These scripts are customized to use the component properties.


You can copy or edit a service from an existing service version.


You can delete a service from the Services page.