A service comprises scripts for installing, configuring, starting, and updating the software services that your application requires. You can add custom services to the Application Services library.


Use the Application Services library to create software service versions. The Application Services library also contains predefined services.


Application Services passes defined properties as environment variables to scripts running in a virtual machine. The service version properties define the variables used in the scripts for the service.


The application catalog administrator must provide an action script for at least one of the life cycle stages. For deploying an application, you can create an install, configure, start, rollback, and teardown script, or create an update script to update an existing deployment. These scripts are customized to use the component properties.


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


You can delete a service from the Services page.