With the prepopulated, extensible catalog of standard logical templates, sample services, task scripts, operating systems, external services, policies, and tags, application architects can quickly create a blueprint of a multitier enterprise application. A cloud administrator can enable predefined policy definitions on deployment environments for a deployer to apply to the multitier application during deployment.

Important

vCloud Application Director includes many predefined logical templates, services, and external services. A catalog administrator can use or modify these predefined templates and services to avoid having to create them themselves. A best practice is to create a copy of the service to preserve the original for future reference.

The predefined services, tasks, operating systems, and tags in the catalog are available to all user groups in vCloud Application Director. You must add logical templates for each group outside the Default group.

You can use the vCloud Application Director catalog to create custom tasks, which are customized scripts that you can add to the execution plan in a deployment profile.

Familiarize yourself with the key concepts relating to managing the catalog. See Key Concepts.