A fabric administrator defines property sets in an XML file and uploads them to vCloud Automation Center.

If you edit a property set that is already in use in a build profile, vCloud Automation Center does not automatically update the build profile. A fabric administrator must reload the property set to the build profile.

1

Create an XML file.

2

Insert the following version and encoding values into the schema declaration. version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16".

3

Insert a <Doc> element.

<Doc>
</Doc>
4

Insert a <CustomProperties> element in the <Doc> element.

<Doc>
  <CustomProperties>
  </CustomProperties>
</Doc>
5

Define the attributes of the custom property to include in the property set.

<Doc>
  <CustomProperties>
    <Property Name=”property_name" DefaultValue=”property_value" Encrypted=”true_or_false" PromptUser="true_or_false"/>
  </CustomProperties>
</Doc>

If you do not include the DefaultValue attribute, no default value is stored. If you do not include the Encrypted or PromptUser attributes, they default to false.

6

Repeat Step 5 step for each property to include in the property set.

7

Save and close the file.

A fabric administrator can now upload your property set XML file to vCloud Automation Center.