You can copy a basic or advanced external service from an existing version or modify the service.

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

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

To view examples about how to define an external service, select Catalog > External Services to view the predefined services.

Verify that an external service version is available in vCloud Application Director. See Create an External Service in the Catalog.

Create a copy of the external 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 external service version.

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

1

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

2

Copy an existing external service version.

a

Open an external service version and click Copy in the toolbar.

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

b

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

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

3

Modify the existing properties.

a

Click Edit in the toolbar.

b

Make your changes and click Save.

4

Update the provider specifications.

a

Open the provider specification version.

b

Click Edit in the toolbar.

c

Make your changes and click Save.

5

Copy the existing provider specifications.

a

Open the provider specification version.

b

Click Copy in the toolbar.

c

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

The version number and description differentiate the new provider specification from the parent version.

Delete an older version of an external service you do not use in an application blueprint. See Delete a Service from the Catalog.