Item Admin

Import vRA Catalog Item

1. Select SovLabs > Import vRA Catalog Item

Step 1 Screenshot

2. Fill out the form accordingly and select an appropriate vRO server
3. Select a Catalog Item (you may have to wait for the options to populate)
4. Select a ServiceNow Workflow

  • The workflow does not need to specifically be SovLabs - Request vRA Catalog Item
  • Any custom workflow chosen needs have SovLabs - Request vRA Catalog Item as a subflow (for approvals, notifications, etc, and at the time the provisioning is to be done).
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5. An optional Checkbox Business Group Override is available. This allows the a variable to be mapped into the ServiceNow Catalog item that can be used to change the Business Group from the one originally used to import the blueprint.

  • The Value provided in ServiceNow for the variable should be the subtenantRef value from vRealize for the desired Business Group.
Step 5 Screenshot
WARNING: IF THE ID SPECIFIED FOR THE SUBTENANTREF/BUSINESS GROUP IS NOT ENTITLED TO THE BLUEPRINT IN VRA THE REQUEST WILL RESULT IN A FAULURE!


6. Click Load Request Form

Steps 2-4 Screenshot


7. Once the Catalog Item form loads, select fields to be presented to the user
8. Click Import Catalog Item

Step 7 Screenshot


9. Make any changes needed to the newly created Catalog Item

Changing the name, catalog, category, variable labels, or variable types will not cause issues
DO NOT change the variable name (the name is not the value displayed to the user, that is the label), as that is used for mapping by the SovLabs ServiceNow Connector
Step 8 Screenshot
Step 9 Screenshot

Modify Catalog Item Mapping

Allows for admins to add a constant and/or map to existing variables

1. Select SovLabs > Modify Catalog Item Mapping

2. Wait for form fields to load completely

3. Modify as necessary

4. When selecting or updating a selected field, the dropdown will include all Variables set up on the Catalog Item

  • Any new Variable(s) must be set up prior to on the Catalog Item

5. If selecting Constant, the field can be templated using the SovLabs Template Engine

6. Click Update Catalog Item Mapping


Advanced

vRA Form Field Dictionary

Modifies the field list on the Import/Modify Catalog Item requests

  • Click on SovLabs > vRA Form Field Dictionary
  • Click New
  • Name: the vRA Catalog Item request form field name
  • Label: the desired label to display in ServiceNow
  • Select whether or not to display this field
  • Save

vRA Form Field Display Rules

Set rules to show or hide certain sections of a Import/Modify Catalog Item form

  • Click on SovLabs > vRA Form Field Display Rules
  • Click New
  • Catalog Item ID: Defaults to ALL. The vRA Catalog Item ID (found via vRA tenant, the catalogItemID parameter found in the URL of the vRA Catalog Item)
  • Regex: Text to match in the form property name field or parent name field
    • Example: vSphere__vCenter__Machine_2 will remove all parent and property name fields starting with vSphere__vCenter__Machine_2
  • Select whether or not to display this field
  • Save