vCloud Application Director provides an open framework to create and develop components that can be installed in a virtual machine.

The vCloud Application Director components in the catalog include predefined sample services such as JBoss and MySQL, predefined tasks such as scripts to configure the APT repository, and blueprint application components such as WAR and SQL_SCRIPT.

In this information, components include services, application components, and custom tasks. All of these components use actions and properties as their common underlying framework.


Only use the sample components in the vCloud Application Director catalog in a test environment.

Familiarize yourself with the key concepts that appear frequently in topics about developing deployable components. See Key Concepts.