Several instance types are supplied with vCloud Automation Center for use with Amazon EC2 blueprints. An IaaS administrator can add and remove instance types.

The machine instance types managed by IaaS administrators on the Instance Types page are available to tenant administrators and business group manager when they create or edit an Amazon EC2 blueprint. Amazon machine images and instance types are made available through the Amazon Web Services product.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as an IaaS administrator.


Click Infrastructure > Blueprints > Instance Types.


Click New Instance Type.


Add a new instance type, specifying the following parameters and referencing Selecting Instance Types and Amazon EC2 Instance Details topics in Amazon documentation.


API name

Type Name

IO Performance Name

# CPUs

Memory (GB)

Storage (GB)

Compute Units


Click the Save icon (Save).