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

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_CATALOG_ADMIN catalog administrator role assigned to it.

If you plan to edit the properties and scripts contained in services that you add to the application blueprint, familiarize yourself with the tasks described in Add a Service to the Catalog.

If you plan to use a script that downloads software from an external Web site, verify that the virtual machine you use for deploying the application has access to an external network.

Familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of defining and configuring component properties and actions. See Developing vCloud Application Director Components.

Create a copy of the service to preserve the original for future reference and edit the copied version.

Verify that the current group you are logged in to owns the service version.

If you are not part of the group that owns the service version, the Copy and Edit buttons are disabled.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Catalog > Services.


Copy an existing service version.


Open a service version and click Copy in the toolbar.

When you copy a service, all of the properties, action scripts, operating systems, a list of descriptive tags, and supported application components are retained. You cannot change the name of the existing service version.


Change the version number, update the description, and click Save.

The version number and description differentiate the new service from the parent version.


To modify the variables or update the action scripts, click Edit in the toolbar, make the changes, and click Save.

You can delete the services that you do not use to model an application blueprint. See Delete a Service from the Catalog.