To create a resource mapping, you run a previously developed vCenter Orchestrator resource mapping workflow.

vCloud Automation Center provides resource mappings for vSphere virtual machines, vCloud Director virtual machines, and vCloud Director vApps. The workflows for the provided resource mappings are located in the Orchestrator > vCAC > ASD > Resource Mappings workflows folder of the default vCenter Orchestrator server. You can develop additional workflows and create resource mappings for other types of catalog resources.

To develop a vCenter Orchestrator resource mapping workflow, you use an input parameter of type Properties, which contains a key-value pair defining the provisioned resource, and an output parameter of a vCenter Orchestrator inventory type exposed by the corresponding vCenter Orchestrator plug-in. For example, the EXTERNAL_REFERENCE_ID property is a common key parameter that defines individual machines and you can use this parameter to query a catalog resource. Depending on the target resource type, instead of the id of the machine, you can use one of the other properties that are passed for the individual machines such as name, description, and so on.

See Developing with VMware vCenter Orchestrator .