HP DCAA 1.00 Users Guide - Premium Edition

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Table of Contents
Using HP DCAA ....................................................................................................................... 11
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 11
HP DCAA Administration Console ........................................................................................ 11
Organizations.................................................................................................................... 11
Providers .......................................................................................................................... 11
Designs............................................................................................................................. 11
Offerings ........................................................................................................................... 11
Catalogs ........................................................................................................................... 11
Operations ........................................................................................................................ 11
Operations Portal .............................................................................................................. 11
Organizations ....................................................................................................................... 11
Using the Organizations Interface ..................................................................................... 11
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 12
Tasks ................................................................................................................................ 13
Summary .............................................................................................................................. 13
General Information .............................................................................................................. 14
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 14
Tasks ................................................................................................................................ 14
Best Practices ................................................................................................................... 15
Create Organization.............................................................................................................. 15
Portal Customization ............................................................................................................. 15
Dashboard Widgets .............................................................................................................. 18
Customize Dashboard Widgets ............................................................................................. 19
Best Practices ................................................................................................................... 20
Authentication - LDAP .......................................................................................................... 20
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 20
Tasks ................................................................................................................................ 20
Access Control ..................................................................................................................... 23
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 23
Email Notifications ................................................................................................................ 24
Operations ............................................................................................................................ 24
Tasks ................................................................................................................................ 24
Catalogs ............................................................................................................................... 25
Providers .............................................................................................................................. 25
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 25
Tasks ................................................................................................................................ 26
Designs ................................................................................................................................ 27
Sequenced Designs .......................................................................................................... 27
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Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 27
View Service Designs ....................................................................................................... 29
Design Overview .............................................................................................................. 33
Add a Service Design ....................................................................................................... 34
Service Design Validation ................................................................................................. 35
Edit Service Design Properties ......................................................................................... 35
Copy a Service Design ..................................................................................................... 36
Delete a Service Design ................................................................................................... 36
Import and Export a Service Design .................................................................................. 37
Prerequisites ..................................................................................................................... 37
Importing and Exporting .................................................................................................... 38
Sequenced Designer ........................................................................................................ 40
To use the designer controls ............................................................................................. 42
Service Components......................................................................................................... 42
Create a Service Component ........................................................................................... 43
Delete a Service Component ............................................................................................ 46
Edit Properties of a Service Component ........................................................................... 46
Custom Service Component Properties ............................................................................ 47
View Custom Service Component Properties ................................................................... 48
Create Custom Service Component Properties ................................................................ 49
Edit Custom Service Component Properties .................................................................... 50
Delete Custom Service Component Properties ................................................................ 51
Resource Bindings ............................................................................................................ 53
Create a Resource Binding ............................................................................................... 53
Delete a Resource Binding ............................................................................................... 56
View Properties of a Resource Binding ............................................................................ 56
Edit Properties of a Resource Binding .............................................................................. 58
View Properties of a Provider Selection Action for Resource Bindings ............................. 60
Edit Properties of a Provider Selection Action for Resource Bindings............................... 60
Create Provider Selection Actions for Resource Bindings ................................................ 61
Table - HP DCAA 1.00 Internal Actions............................................................................. 62
Designer Tile ........................................................................................................................ 68
Overview Tab.................................................................................................................... 69
Export a Service Design.................................................................................................... 69
Designer Tab .................................................................................................................... 71
Subscriber Options ........................................................................................................... 76
Components Tile................................................................................................................... 78
Create a Component Type................................................................................................ 78
Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs) ............................................................................ 80
Concepts .......................................................................................................................... 80
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Scenarios ......................................................................................................................... 81
Best Practices ................................................................................................................... 83
View Resource Offerings .................................................................................................. 83
Create a Resource Offering .............................................................................................. 83
Import and Export a Resource Offering ............................................................................ 84
Best Practices ................................................................................................................... 84
Import requirements and prerequisites .............................................................................. 85
Importing and Exporting .................................................................................................... 86
How HP DCAA identifies matching artifacts ...................................................................... 87
Delete a Resource Offering .............................................................................................. 89
View Properties of a Resource Offering ........................................................................... 89
Edit Properties of a Resource Offering ............................................................................. 90
Copy a Resource Offering ................................................................................................ 90
Associate or Dissociate Providers with a Resource Offering ........................................... 90
Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings.............................................................................. 92
View Properties of a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering ........................................... 94
Create a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering............................................................. 95
Delete a Lifecycle Action from a Resource Offering ........................................................ 101
Edit Properties of a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering ........................................... 102
Move a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering ............................................................. 104
Custom Resource Offering Properties ............................................................................ 105
View Custom Resource Offering Properties .................................................................... 106
Create Custom Resource Offering Properties ................................................................. 106
Delete Custom Resource Offering Properties ................................................................. 109
Edit Custom Resource Offering Properties...................................................................... 110
Categories .......................................................................................................................... 111
View Categories.............................................................................................................. 111
Create a Category .......................................................................................................... 112
Delete a Category........................................................................................................... 112
Edit Properties of a Category .......................................................................................... 113
Offerings ............................................................................................................................. 113
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 113
Best Practice................................................................................................................... 114
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 114
Create Offerings ................................................................................................................. 114
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 114
Modify Offerings ................................................................................................................. 115
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 116
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 116
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 116
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Publishing ........................................................................................................................... 116
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 116
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 116
Best Practice................................................................................................................... 117
Options ............................................................................................................................... 117
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 117
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 118
Pricing ................................................................................................................................ 119
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 119
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 119
Documents ......................................................................................................................... 120
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 120
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 120
Best Practices ................................................................................................................. 121
Screenshots........................................................................................................................ 121
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 121
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 121
Best Practices ................................................................................................................. 121
Versions.......................................................................................................................... 122
Manage Tags ...................................................................................................................... 122
Catalogs ................................................................................................................................. 122
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 122
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 122
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 123
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 123
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 123
Access Control ................................................................................................................... 123
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 123
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 124
Best Practices ................................................................................................................. 124
Approval Policies ................................................................................................................ 124
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 124
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 126
Best Practices ................................................................................................................. 126
Categories .......................................................................................................................... 127
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 127
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 127
Offerings ............................................................................................................................. 127
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 127
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 127
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Best Practices ................................................................................................................. 128
Environments...................................................................................................................... 128
Concepts ........................................................................................................................ 128
Tasks .............................................................................................................................. 128
Operations .......................................................................................................................... 128
Operations Portal ................................................................................................................ 131
Overview ......................................................................................................................... 131
Sidebar menu: ................................................................................................................ 131
Dashboard ...................................................................................................................... 131
Browse Catalog .............................................................................................................. 132
HP DCAA Specific Offerings - Server Management Category ................................................ 133
Install Server Automation (SA) Agent.................................................................................. 133
Subscribing to the Offering / Server Details..................................................................... 133
Manage Servers ................................................................................................................. 135
Subscribing to the Offering ................................................................................................ 135
Provision Servers................................................................................................................ 139
Subscribing to the Offering ................................................................................................ 139
New Physical Server: ...................................................................................................... 141
New Virtual Server (VMware) .......................................................................................... 142
Server Policy Remediation .................................................................................................. 142
Subscribing to the Offering ................................................................................................ 142
Cart and Checkout .............................................................................................................. 144
Canceling a subscription .................................................................................................... 146
Operations Orchestration - Documentation ......................................................................... 147
Support Issues.................................................................................................................... 147
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Using HP DCAA
Concepts
HP Data Center Automation Appliance (DCAA) is a complete & heterogeneous IT operations
solution running in a Virtual Appliance, allowing you to standardize, consolidate and automate IT
operations in your Hybrid datacenter by providing a single solution for Provisioning, Security Patch
Management, Audit & Compliance, Software management, as well as automating daily tasks using
standard operating procedures (SOP).
HP DCAA Supports servers running on Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms, whether running
on physical hardware, both HP and Non-HP, on a virtualized platform or in the cloud, therefore
providing significant improvements in day to day IT Operations.
HP DCAA Administration Console
The HP DCAA Administration Console is the starting navigation access point to manage and use
the HP DCAA system. The Administration Console allows you to access the HP DCAA components
including Organizations, Providers, Designs, Offerings, Catalogs, Operations, and the Operations
Portal. You can always click the Data Center Automation Appliance banner at the top of the
screen to return to the HP DCAA dashboard.
Organizations
Providers
Designs
Offerings
Catalogs
Operations
Operations Portal
Organizations
Using the Organizations Interface
Item
Description
Reload the data in this view.
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Create Organization
Create an organization.
button
Delete a group DN from a role.
Display a tooltip for the associated field by placing the cursor over this
icon.
Informational Icons
Icon
Description
When this icon is adjacent to an organization, it denotes the provider organization. There can
be only one provider organization and it is automatically configured. You may modify the
provider organization, as needed. However, you cannot delete it.
When this icon is adjacent to a catalog, it denotes the global catalog. There can be only one
global catalog and it is visible to all organizations. You may modify the global catalog, as
needed. However, you cannot delete it.
Indicates the field is required, and you must enter information in order to successfully
complete the organization's configuration.
Concepts
An organization determines a member's entry point into the cloud system and associates its members
with services and resources. An organization may be a company, business unit, department, or group.
Membership in an organization is determined by the organization's LDAP (Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol) directory. When a user logs in, LDAP authenticates the login credentials by verifying
that the user name and password match an existing user in the LDAP directory.
At installation, a single consumer organization is set up. You can use the Organizations
Administration User Interface (UI) to modify this default consumer organization, as needed.
Authorization or abilities of a member of an organization (such as creating a service design or managing
cloud resources) are determined by predefined roles in HP Data Center Automation and membership
to group DNs in the LDAP directory. In HP Data Center Automation, you assign a group DN to a
predefined role which has predefined abilities. See Access Control for more information.
There are two types of organizations in HP Data Center Automation:
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Provider Organization - The provider organization hosts HP Data Center Automation, manages
consumer organizations, and manages resources and services, including those offered by thirdparty or public clouds.
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Using the HP DCAA Administration Console, members of the provider organization can create one
or more consumer organizations, manage configured organizations, and manage resources and
services (such as designing, offering, and publishing resources and services for consumption).
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The organizations, resources, and services that can be managed are determined by the role(s)
assigned to the members of the provider organization. For example, the DCAA Administrator
manages all organizations, resources, and services, while the Consumer Service Administrator
manages only consumer organizations. Additional roles include the Resource Supply Manager who
manages resource providers and resource offerings, the Service Designer who manages service
components and service designs, the Service Business Manager who manages service offerings
and service catalogs, and the Service Operations Manager who manages subscriptions and service
instances.
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There is only one provider organization for each instance of HP Data Center Automation Appliance
and it is automatically set up during installation. You may modify the provider organization, as
needed. However, you cannot delete it.
Consumer Organization - The consumer organization, using the Operations Portal, subscribes to
or consumes the resources and services provided by the provider organization. There may be
multiple consumer organizations configured by the provider organization. However, each consumer
or subscriber sees only the information of the consumer organization of which he is a member
(membership to a consumer organization is determined by the LDAP configuration of the consumer
organization).
At installation, a single consumer organization is set up. You can use the Organizations area of the
HP DCAA Administration Console to modify this default consumer organization, as needed.
See "Authentication - LDAP" for more information about configuring LDAP for the provider and
consumer organizations.
Tasks
You can perform the following tasks in this UI:
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Create an organization - Click Create Organization, and provide a name for the organization.
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Navigate to an organization - Click the name of the organization to which you want to navigate.
You can edit attributes after an Organization is created.
Summary
The Summary page shows only your current setup: a typical summary view will display Name,
Description, Portal Customization, LDAP, Access Control, and Email Notifications. This page is a
viewable summary only; you cannot make any changes in this screen. Go to the appropriate section
in the Organization to make changes – see the tabs following summary – they are listed in order
below.
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General Information
Concepts
Use this area to provide profile information about the organization so that it is easily recognizable to you
and your team.
Tasks
Before you create a new organization, or edit your existing organization, you need to provide the
following general information about your Organization:
Item
Description
Organization
Shows the description of your organization detailed in Organization Description.
Details
Organization
Identifier
A unique name that is assigned to the organization. For a consumer organization, this
name is based on the name entered when the organization was created by the
Administrator.
The organization identifier is needed when launching the portal, and may also be
needed when customizing the portal.
Organization
URL
The internal URL that hosts the organization.
Organization
Display
Name
A unique name that identifies the organization.
Organization
Description
A brief description of the organization. Once a description is updated, it will appear in
Organization
Logo
Shows the location of the logo file.
Organization Details.
Then, you can do the following:

You can Save your changes
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Reset your Organization to a default

Delete the Organization
Once you have this information, you can begin creating or editing an organization. For more information,
see the topic Create Organization in this document.
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Best Practices
The Organizations Administrator can edit Display Name, Description, and Picture URL fields once
an Organization is created. The Edit Organization ID check box below the Organization ID field
allows the Administrator to change the Organization ID of an organization, which is the DN
(distinguished name). This change will affect external applications, and it is not recommended.
Create Organization
Only consumer organizations may be created.
1. In the left navigation frame, click the Create Organization button.
2. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Organization Name
A unique name that identifies the organization.
3. Click Create.
4. Configure the organization. See the following topics that describe how to provide information in the
following areas:
Portal Customization
Portal customization allows you to customize an organization's Operations Portal.
Note: This section is not available to the provider organization.
To customize the Operations Portal
1. In the organization's navigation frame, select Portal Customization.
2. Provide or update the following information for portal customization:
Application Labeling
Item
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Application
Type a name that displays on the login screen and header of your
Name
organization's Operations Portal.
Portal
Type a welcome message that displays below the Application Name when a
Welcome
user logs into your organization's Operations Portal.
Message
Copyright
Type a copyright statement that displays on the login page below the Log In
Statement
button of your organization's Operations Portal.
External Organization Links
Item
Description
Privacy Statement Link
Type the link to your organization's privacy statement that
appears on the login page below the copyright statement.
Show Privacy Statement
Check the box to display the privacy statement link on the login
on Operations Portal
page of your organization's Operations Portal.
Terms and Conditions
Type the link to your organization's terms and conditions
Link
statement that appears when a subscriber is ordering a service.
Show Terms and
Check the box to display the terms and conditions link when a
Conditions on
subscriber is ordering a service.
Operations Portal
Item
Description
Featured
Type a featured category to use when displaying service offerings in the
Category
Operations Portal. Service offerings in this category will display in the Featured
Services tile of the Operations Portal.
Subscription

Allow Recurring Subscriptions - Check the box to allow recurring
End Date
subscriptions, rather than requiring all subscriptions to be term
Options
subscriptions.

Max Term Subscription Period (months) - Select the maximum
number of months (between 1 and 12) allowed for term subscriptions.
When subscribers request a term subscription, they will not be able to
specify an end date that is more than this number of months past the
start date. For example, if the subscriber selects a requested start date
of June 15 2014, and Max Term Subscription Period (months) is set
at its default value of 12, the requested end date cannot be later than
June 14, 2015. This setting has no impact on recurring subscriptions.
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History
Select the Show Verbose Errors box to display the status of the actions
Details
executed during the lifecycle of a service.
Application Enhancements
Themes
Item
Description
Theme Select a theme or type the name of a customized theme for your organization's
Operations Portal. Themes define colors, fonts and the general look-and-feel of the
Operations Portal. The following themes are shipped out-of-the-box:
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HP Simplified
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HP Enterprise
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HP Playful
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Custom – Select Custom and type a customer theme name in the text
box
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Security Settings
Item
Description
Security
Select from the following security banner options:
Classification

No Banner - no banner displays in the Operations Portal.
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Unclassified - The banner is light green and contains no content.
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Unclassified FOUO - For official use only. The banner is light green and
displays the text "FOUO."
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Unclassified NOFORN - Not releasable to foreign nationals. The
banner is light green and displays the text "NOFORN."
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Confidential - The banner is light blue and displays the text
"CONFIDENTIAL."
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Confidential FOUO - The banner is light blue and displays the text
"CONFIDENTIAL-FOUO."
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Confidential NOFORN - The banner is light blue and displays the text
"CONFIDENTIAL-NOFORN."
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Disclaimer
Secret - The banner is red and displays the text "SECRET.
Type
text for the disclaimer for your organization’s Operations Portal. The
n Top Secret - The banner is orange and displays the text "TOP SECRET."
disclaimer appears on the login page of the Operations Portal.
3. Click Save.
Dashboard Widgets
HP DCAA provides a set of out-of-the-box dashboard widgets that you can add to your Organization
dashboard. These dashboard widgets include:

Link

Recent Subscriptions

Clock
For more information on customizing dashboard widgets, see Customize Dashboard Widgets.
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Customize Dashboard Widgets
Out-of-the-box Dashboard widgets can be configured for an Organization's dashboard. Custom
Widgets are created by changing the KeyPair values, and allow you to add functionality that appears as
a tile on the Organization's dashboard.
KeyPair Value
Description
widget:DCAALink
This widget connects your Organization online to the main HP DCAA
site.
widget:RecentSubscriptions
This widget tracks and displays the most recent subscriptions that
are available for the Organization's users.
widget:Clock
This widget shows Date information on the dashboard, including
Month, Day, and Year.
Custom Widgets
Custom Widgets can be configured by clicking the blue Add KeyPair
button at the bottom of the Customization screen.
Provide an easily readable display name for the KeyPair, and input
the properties for the widget in the Value box. Note that only 10,000
characters are allowed in the KeyPair Value box.
For the Operations Portal to recognize a custom widget it must be
named with the prefix ‘widget:’ See the format of default widgets for
an example of this convention.
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If you want to delete a widget, click on the trashcan icon to the right of the widget in the Customization
screen. Please note that this operation is permanent and cannot be undone.
Authentication - LDAP
Concepts
You can configure and manage multiple LDAP identity servers for your organization. You can connect
multiple LDAP servers by adding configurations and adjusting their relative priority within an organization.
LDAP is used to:

Authenticate a user's login.

Authenticate a user's access to information.

Authorize a user's access to information.
To completely configure access to HP DCAA, you must configure LDAP to authenticate a user's login,
configure LDAP for an organization to authenticate a user's access to information, and configure access
control for an organization to authorize a user's access to information.
From this area you can:

Configure LDAP for authentication to log in to HP DCAA.

Configure LDAP to access information in HP DCAA.
Tasks
To configure LDAP for an organization, provide or update the following information:
LDAP Server Information
Configure one or more LDAP servers and a user with access to the server.
Item
Description
Display
Name
The display name for the LDAP server.
Hostname
The fully-qualified LDAP server domain name (server.domain.com) or IP address.
Example: ldap.xyz.com
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Port
The port used to connect to the LDAP server (by default, 389).
Example: 389
SSL
Connection
If the LDAP server is configured to require ldaps (LDAP over SSL), select the SSL
Connection checkbox.
Base DN
Base distinguished name. The Base DN is the top level of the LDAP directory that is
used as the basis of a search.
Example: o=xyz.com
User ID
(Full DN)
The fully distinguished name of any user with authentication rights to the LDAP server.
If the LDAP server does not require a User ID or password for authentication, this
value can be omitted.
Example: uid=admin@xyz.com,ou=People,o=xyz.com
Password
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Password of the User ID. If the LDAP server does not require a User ID or password
for authentication, this value can be omitted.
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Item
Description
Retype
Password
Retype the password of the User ID.
LDAP Attributes
Enter the names of the attributes whose values are used for email notifications, authentication, and
approvals in HP DCAA.
Item
Description
User Email
The name of the attribute of a user object that designates the email address of
the user. The email address is used for notifications. If a value for this attribute
does not exist for a user, the user does not receive email notifications.
Default: mail
Group Membership
The name of the attribute(s) of a group object that identifies a user as belonging
to the group. If multiple attributes convey group membership, the attribute
names should be separated by a comma.
Default: member, uniqueMember
Manager Identifier
The name of the attribute of a user object that identifies the manager of the
user.
Default: manager
Manager Identifier
Value
The name of the attribute of a user object that describes the value of the
Manager Identifier's attribute. For example, if the value of the Manager
Identifier attribute is a distinguished name (such as cn=John Smith,
ou=People, o=xyz.com) then the value of this field could be dn (distinguished
name). Or, if the Manager Identifier is an email address (such as
admin@xyz.com) then the value of this field could be email.
Default: dn
User Avatar
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LDAP attribute whose value is the URL to a user avatar image that will display
for the logged in user portal. If no avatar is specified, a default avatar will be
used.
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User Login Settings
A user search-based login method is used to authenticate access to information.
Item
Description
User Name
Attributes
The name of the attribute of a user object that contains the username that will be used
to log in. The value for this field can be determined by looking at one or more user
objects in the LDAP directory to determine which attribute consistently contains a
unique user name. Often, you will want a User Name Attribute whose value in a user
object is an email address.
Examples: userPrincipalName or sAMAccountName or uid
User
Searchbase
The location in the LDAP directory where users' records are located. This location
should be specified relative to the Base DN. If users are not located in a common
directory under the Base DN, leave this field blank.
Examples: cn=Users or ou=People
User
Search
Filter
Specifies the general form of the LDAP query used to identify users during login. It
must include the pattern {0}, which represents the user name entered by the user
when logging in. The filter is generally of the form <attribute>= 0}, with
<attribute> typically corresponding to the value entered for User Name Attribute.
Examples: userPrincipalName={0} or sAMAccountName={0} or uid={0}
Search
Option
(Search
Subtree)
When a user logs in, the LDAP directory is queried to find the user’s account. The
Search Subtree setting controls the depth of the search under User Search Base.
If you want to search for a matching user in the User Search Base and all subtrees
under the User Search Base, make sure the Search Subtree checkbox is selected.
If you want to restrict the search for a matching user to only the User Search Base,
excluding any subtrees, unselect the Search Subtree checkbox.
Access Control
Concepts
Business Roles currently available in Organizations are out-of-the-box in DCAA. They are as follows:
The Consumer Organization Administrator role can be thought of as a group administrator or
manager. This role performs functions on behalf of other users that belong to the Service Consumer
role, such as ordering a laptop for a new employee or approving a services order. A typical job role
might be that of a Manager or Administrative Assistant, someone who is approving requests or
processing orders within the Operations Portal as part of their daily tasks.
The Service Consumer role has basic level access privileges within organizations. This role can be
thought of as a typical end user with full membership within the organization and full access to the
Operations Portal.
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1. There are currently two roles available: Consumer Organization Administrator and Service
Consumer.
a. The Consumer Organization Administrator role can be thought of as a group administrator
or manager. This role can perform functions on behalf of other users that belong to the Service
Consumer role.
b. The Service Consumer role has basic level access privileges within organizations.
2. Click Add DN button below x or y to select or add a domain name (DN) for a group or organization.
Email Notifications
You can configure the SMTP server used for email notifications in this tab.
1) Enter Hostname,
2) Enter Port number.
3) Select a Connection Security method. There are two checkboxes available:
a. SSL
b. Requires Authentication, which forces the user to use the appropriate authentication
method.
4) Next, Select a User ID and Password; make sure to Retype Password to confirm your
selection.
5) In the Email Source Settings section, you can input a Sender Email Address and Subject
Prefix for notification emails.
6) Subscription Expiration Notification: with this menu item, you can configure how long before a
user is notified by email of their expired subscription. The available notification options are:
a. A Day
b. Two Days
c. Three Days
d. A Week
e. Two Weeks
f. Three Weeks
7) Once you have made your changes, click Save, or click Reset to discard changes.
Operations
This tab allows you to configure operations settings for a consumer organization. You can choose
between Fail Subscriptions on Provisioning Errors or Pause Subscriptions on Provisioning
Errors, and indicate whether Subscribers or Operators will be notified by email.
Tasks
1) Click the radio button for Fail Subscriptions on Provisioning Errors. If there are errors during
provisioning, subscriptions will fail without notification.
2) Click the radio button for Pause Subscriptions on Provisioning Errors.
3) Paused Subscription Notifications will open below, and allow you to select Subscribers or
Operators to notify when a provisioned server is paused.
4) The Add Operator Users button allows you to select and add Operator Users already on the
network.
a) You can select one or more existing Service Operations Managers users
b) You can manually select a user on the network by user name
5) Once you have made your changes, click Save, or click Reset to discard changes.
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Catalogs
This tab displays the available catalogs for an Organization, including the default catalog for an
organization. You cannot edit or change the catalogs in this tab.
Providers
Concepts
Providers are internal and third party service components that supply HP DCAA with added
functionality and Out of the Box components that HP DCAA users can subscribe to and use to
manage cloud infrastructure and resources. For example, an HP Database and Middleware
Automation provider allows for integration between disparate platforms while an HP Helion Public
Cloud provider connects a public cloud network into the HP DCAA environment.
A provider corresponds to the specific instance of an application that HP DCAA can integrate with to
help instantiate service designs. For example, to enable service designs that target HP Network
Automation Environment infrastructure orchestration, you must first create a provider (with a provider
type of HP Network Automation Environment) in the HP DCAA Administration Console.
NOTE: Locked items that show the lock icon (
) cannot be deleted.
Provider Types
A provider type allows you to classify providers for improved filtering and identification. HP DCAA
includes some pre-defined, out-of-the-box provider types, including the HP Server Automation
Provider. Each instance of a provider can have a single provider type, and each instance of a resource
offering can also have a single provider type. In addition, resource offerings can be associated only
with providers that share the same provider type.
This is what you will see in the initial HP DCAA Providers screen:

Provider information – click on an individual Provider to see more information about the
provider, including related Resource Providers and Components.

View Providers: By Type allows you to sort Providers By Type or By Environment.

All Providers tab – third-party and HP built providers can be found here. You can also
create a provider using the Create button. See more info here in the Create Provider topic.

Components tab – third-party and HP built components can be found here. You can also
click on the Manage button to manage these components.
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
For all Provider information tabs, the Refresh button will redisplay your selections if they
have recently changed.
Resource Environments is a grouping mechanism for providers and have to be defined
initially. When configured, they can be used as a way to influence the selection of resource
providers during the provisioning process.
Available ways to group providers are by:

Geographic location

Org Structure

Production readiness.
See the Provision Servers topic in this document for more info.
Tasks
You can do the following tasks in the Provider component:

Provider Information – you can view and edit attributes.

Create Provider

Manage Components
Provider Information
1) Click on the Provider link. You will see the following attribute tabs:

Overview - Shows the Provider Type. On the Overview tab, you can click Edit and
change the Display Name, Provider Description, UserID, Password, and
ServiceAccessPoint, which is the URL that hosts the provider and allows HP DCAA to
perform management activities. You can also change the provider Image and enable
Default Settings.

Properties - you can Create Provider properties here. Click Create or the Create
Property button to create properties. The four property Types are: Boolean, Integer,
List, and String. You can change or edit the Name, Display Name, Description and
the appropriate Property Value of the Provider.

Environments – allows you to define and select resource environments. Click the Select
or Select Environments button. Click on the Available Resource Environments, click
the Add / Remove buttons to edit the resource list, then click Save.

Offerings - This tab shows all the selected Offerings available to this Provider. To make
any changes, click the Select button to open the Select Resource Offerings window.
Click on the Resource Offering, then Click the Add / Remove buttons to edit the
resource list, and then click Save.

Resource Pools - allows you to define and select resource pools. Click the Create or the
Create Resources button. You can enter or edit the Display Name, Description,
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Known By Provider As, and Resource Synchronization Action attributes. You can
also enable or disable Default Settings; when Enabled, this resource pool will
participate in resource allocation for processing new subscriptions.

Components - allows you to define and manage Components. Click the Manage or the
Manage Components button.

The Manage Provider Types icon, [
] next to the Manage button. This allows you to
Create a Provider Type or Edit a Provider Type.
o
Click on the Provider Type, then click on the Create Provider Type icon (
to Create a Provider Type, or click on the Edit Provider Types icon (
+)
) to
edit the Display, Description, and Image of the Provider Type.
o
You can create or edit the Display Name, Description, and Image of the
Provider Type.
NOTE: For all Provider information tabs, the Refresh button will redisplay your selections if they have
recently changed.
Create Provider
To create a new Resource Provider, click the Create button. You can create a new Display Name,
Provider Description, UserID, Password, and ServiceAccessPoint for the Resource Provider,
which is the URL that hosts the provider and allows HP DCAA to perform management activities.
You can also change the provider Image and enable Default Settings; when Enabled, this
resource pool will participate in resource allocation for processing new subscriptions.
Manage Components
This feature allows you to define and manage Topology Components. Click the Manage or the
Manage Components button.
Designs
Sequenced Designs
NOTE: HP DCAA 1.00 utilizes and supports only Sequenced Designs.
Concepts
A sequenced service design is a blueprint for an orderable service. Each design includes service
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components created from component types or component templates that define what is provisioned
automatically. You can use service designs to create a complex set of automated elements to support
consistency and repeatability of common manual tasks. These service designs then become the basis for
service offerings, which support ITIL and ITSM best practices. A sequenced service design includes the
following:

A hierarchy of service components (see "Service Components”). The hierarchy of service
components defines the execution process. In HP DCAA the hierarchy defines the connection
rules, but the Component Order configured for each service component defines the order of
execution that occurs when this design is provisioned.

Resource bindings (see "Resource Bindings", which allow resource offerings to be assigned to
service components.

Lifecycle actions, which are needed to provision and de-provision service components.

Properties (see "Custom Service Component Properties”), which allow you to configure userdefined properties for service components.

Subscriber options (see "Subscriber Options", which allow you to expose service design options
in the Offerings area of the HP DCAA Administration Console and the Operations Portal.
To navigate to the sequenced design area
1) In the HP DCAA Administration Console initial dashboard view, click the Designs tile.
2) Click the Sequenced tile, which takes you to the All Designs area for sequenced designs.
3) You will see three tiles: Designer, Components, and Resource Offerings.
To design a sequenced service
Follow these high-level steps to design a sequenced service:

Based on the needs of your organization, create a plan for resource providers, components,
lifecycle actions, and other design elements before you begin implementing your design.

Make sure the resource providers and resource offerings (with lifecycle actions, as required) that
are needed to deploy the service have been set up.

Create component types, as needed (see the topic "Create a Component Type“), or use out-ofthe-box component types.
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
Create the service design (see "Add a Service Design").

Use the Designer (see "Sequenced Designer") to create a hierarchy of service
components (see "Create a Service Component").

Add resource bindings, as needed (see "Create a Resource Binding").

Create lifecycle actions for service components, as needed ("Create a Lifecycle Action for a
Resource Offering".

Create custom properties for service components, as needed (see "Create Custom Service
Component Properties"

Create subscriber options for a service design, as needed (see "Subscriber Options").

Complete the service design (blueprint) and ensure the Disabled box is not selected (see "Add a
Service Design"). This makes the service design available for eligible for selection as the basis of a
service offering in the Offerings area.
View Service Designs
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
To view service designs
In the left pane of All Designs area, view the list of service design tags. Click a tag to view the list of
service designs associated with the selected tag.
Use the following icons and features to navigate and perform tasks in the Designs area:
Item
Description
Indicates locked items, which cannot be edited or deleted.
Type search text to filter the results based on a keyword search of display
name and description.
Click to display a tile view of the content.
Click to display a list view of the content.
Refresh button
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Click to manage tags.
Create button
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Item
Description
Import button
Click to import a service design
Hover your cursor over this icon to see more information.
Hover your cursor over this icon to see more information about the error
condition.
Design Overview
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
To see the design overview
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design whose details
you want to view.
2. Select the design whose details you want to view.
3. View design details in the Overview tab.
4. For descriptions of the specific properties listed in this view, see the topic "Add a Service Design"
on the next page.
In this tab, you can also do the following:

Click Export to export the service design. For more information, see "Import and Export a
Service Design".

Click Save As to save the service design with a different name. For more information, see "Copy a
Copy a Service Design"

Click Edit to edit the name and description of a service design. For more information, see "Edit
Service Design Properties".

Click Delete to delete the service design. For more information, see "Delete a Service Design".
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You can also see design information in the following tabs:



Designer tab - for more information see the topic "Sequenced Designer".
Subscriber Options tab - for more information see the topic "Subscriber Options".
This tab is available only for sequenced designs.
Add a Service Design
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
To add a service design:
1. In left pane of the All Designs area, click Create.
2. Provide the information in the following table, and click Create.
3. When you access the Designer tab to begin structuring the service design, click Create Root
Component. For more information, see "Create a Service Component".
Item
Description
Display
The name you provide for the service design.
Name
Description The description you provide for the service design.
URL
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), which, if configured, provides a link in the
Overview tab that opens a new browser window to the target location. You can use the
URL target location to provide additional information about a service design.
Image
An image that displays for the service design. Click Change Image. Choose the
image you want, and click Select. Click Upload to add your own image. Supported file
extensions include .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png. The recommended image size is 256
by 256 pixels, and the image will be scaled to the appropriate size. The images are
stored in the %CSA_HOME%\jbossas\standalone\deployments\csa.war\images\library folder of the HP DCAA
server.
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Item
Description
Additional
Disabled - Check the box to indicate that the availability of the service design is
Settings
Disabled. When the box is not checked the availability is Enabled. Service Designs
configured as Enabled appear in the service offering section as blueprints. When
Disabled, no new service offerings can be created from the service design. If a
service design is disabled after service offerings have been created, no new
subscriptions can be created from those service offerings.
Tags
Tags - Click Select Tags to choose from a list of tags that you can define to provide a
structure for organizing and grouping the service designs. For more information, see
"Manage Tags".
To remove a tag, hover the cursor over the tag you want to remove, and click the delete
(
) icon.
Service Design Validation
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
The validation warning banner indicates that your service design has the following problem:

The service design has at least one resource binding to a resource offering that has no enabled,
associated provider. For more details, click View Warnings. You can then click an Associated
Service Component display name, which takes you to that component in the service design
hierarchy. If this service design problem is not corrected, the design cannot be successfully
provisioned.
Edit Service Design Properties
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
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To edit properties of a service design
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to edit.
2. Select the design you want to edit.
3. In the Overview tab, click Edit.
4. Edit the properties of the service design, as desired. For descriptions of the specific properties,
see the topic "Add a Service Design".
5. Click Save.
Copy a Service Design
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
To copy a service design
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
copy.
2. Select the design you want to copy.
3. In the Overview tab, click the Save As button. Type a new name and description, as desired.
4. Click Save. After you click Save, the new service design is displayed.
All parts of a service design (such as the service component hierarchy, resource bindings, properties, and
subscriber options) are copied. The copied service design appears in the All Designs area. After you copy
a service design, any changes you make to the original or to the copy will not affect the other.
Delete a Service Design
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
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A service design cannot be deleted if any service offerings are created from it.
To delete a service design
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
delete.
2. Select the design you want to delete.
3. In the Overview tab, click Delete.
4. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Import and Export a Service Design
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
For information about importing resource offerings, see the topic "Import and Export a Resource Offering".
Prerequisites
Before you import a service design archive, complete the following prerequisites:

Import all process definitions that are referenced by the service design, including any referenced by
resource offerings that are part of the service design. The process definitions must be imported to
the HP DCAA installation in which the service design will be imported. During import, process
definitions are resolved by name. For process definitions that are associated with the HP
Operations Orchestration process engine, the name corresponds to the full path to the HP
Operations Orchestration flow (for example, /Library/CSA/3.2/Providers/vCenter/vCenter
Clone Server/Actions/vCenter Simple Compute - Deploy). Make sure that these flows have
identical signatures and identical paths as the flows on the system from which the service design
was exported. For instructions about how to import OO flows, see the section "Import HP
Operations Orchestration Flows" in this Guide.

If the service design you want to import has a dependency on any custom component types, these
custom component types must be imported before the service design can be imported.

The archive (.zip) file can only reference files or content contained within the .zip file itself, or
that are already contained in the csa.war file. By default, all images in the archive files must end
in one of the following suffix values.
jpg|jpeg|jpe|jfif|svg|tif|tiff|ras|cmx|ico|pnm|pbm|pgm|ppm|rgb|xbm|xpm|xwd|png|gif|
bmp|cod|ief
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Importing and Exporting
Import process for service designs
The import process imports archives of service designs and their supported artifacts. Supported artifacts for
service designs include associated resource offerings. Service designs with the same internal name are
considered to be functionally equivalent and are not imported.
Update process for service designs
During the update process, identical artifacts that exist on the target system are updated (overwritten) with
the changes from the archive. Artifacts are created if they do not exist on the target system.
Update preserving original process for service designs
This process imports all the artifacts present in an archive, whether they exist on the target system or not.
During this operation, if there is an artifact with the same internal name in the system, the name, the
display name, and the description of the artifact are modified internally; the display name and the
description are appended with "Superseded on" and the date. The internal name, display name, and
description of the artifact being imported remain intact.
Content archive for service designs
Exporting a service design creates a content archive (.zip) file. The content archive contains XML
documents for the service design you are exporting, as well as associated artifacts, icons for customizing
the artifacts, and the Manifest XML document, which contains meta-information about the archive files.
To import a service design archive
If a service design has active service offerings associated with it, the subscriber options for the service
design being imported must match that of the service design on the target system; otherwise, the import of
the service offerings does not succeed.
Note: When you import a design, any tags you have selected in the designs area do not affect the imported
design. The imported design will contain the tags that were included when the design was exported, and
new tags will be created on the system, as necessary, to match what was exported.
1. In the lower, right pane of the All Designs area, click Import.
2. Select or specify the Archive File (.zip file) that contains the service design you want to import.
Archive filenames for service designs begin with SERVICE_DESIGN_.
3. Select an Option:
a. Import - imports new service designs (and associated resource offerings); does not update
existing service designs. Note that you cannot import a service design with the same internal
name as an existing service design.
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b. Update - imports new service designs (and associated resource offerings) and updates
(overwrites) existing service designs. Check Preserve Originals to create backup copies of
the original items, appending "Superseded on" and the date to the artifact display names and
descriptions.
4. Click Preview to see a report of prospective results for the import process, including information
about the artifacts and their status.
5. Click Import.
6. Click View Detailed Report to see a summary and details of the import process, including
information about the artifacts and their status.
7. Click Close.
To export a service design archive
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
export.
2. Select the design you want to export.
3. In the Overview tab, click Export.
4. Save the exported service design, if required by your browser.
When you export a service design archive, the service design and all referenced resource offerings are
packaged in an archive file whose name is:
SERVICE_DESIGN_<service_design_display_name>_<service_design_id>.zip
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Sequenced Designer
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
The Designer allows you to design your sequenced services by creating a hierarchy of service
components. A service component is an element of a service design. A service component has a
component type that constrains its allowed children and assignable resource offerings. A service design
starts with a root service component (Service Composite, in the image below).
An example hierarchy of service components, as shown below, has a Service Composite that contains an
Infrastructure Service, which contains a Server Group and a Virtual Network. Also, the Server Group
contains a Server (marked as a Pattern), while the Virtual Network contains a Policy Enforcement Point.
To see the component type of a service design element, hover your mouse over the icon for that element.
Also, the icon for the element corresponds to the image specified for the component type.
To navigate to the sequenced designer:
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1. In the DCAA Administration Console dashboard, click Designs, and then click Sequenced.
2. Select a tag or select All Designs.
3. In the right pane, select a service design.
4. Click the Designer tab.
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To use the designer controls
The Designer provides the following controls to help you properly display your service design.
Icon
Description
Zoom the display out or in:

To zoom out, click the left controller box.

To zoom in, click the right controller box.

Move the slider control from left to right to zoom out and
in. You can also use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom out
and in.
Click to reload the service design and reset the service components to their
default positions.
Click to automatically fit the service design within the display area.
Hover over or select a service component to see a toolbar that allows you to
create a new child service component or to edit and delete the selected
service component.
Click to collapse the service components in the service design.
Click to expand the service components in the service design.
Service Components
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
A Service Component is an element of a service design. A Service Component has a component type that
constrains its allowed children and category of resource offerings (for more information, see the topic
"Create a Component Type".
See the following related topics:
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
"Create a Service Component"

"Delete a Service Component"

"Edit Properties of a Service Component"

"Custom Service Component Properties"
Create a Service Component
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
You can add children to the root service component or to any component that has one or more supported
children configured for it.
To create a service component
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design to which you
want to add a child service component.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component to which you want to add a child.
4. Click the Create New Child Service Component
(
) icon.
5. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Component
Select the component palette that contains the component type you want to select for
Palette
this service component, and then click Next. The list of component palettes displays
only those palettes that are applicable to the service component for which you are
creating a child. A component palette contains a group of component types from
which you can choose when creating service components in a service design.
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Item
Description
Component
Select a component type for the service component you are creating, and then click
Type
Next. The list of component types displays only those types that are applicable to the
service component for which you are creating a child. Component type properties
provide a base set of attributes for the service component.
For more information, see the topic "Components".
Component
Select a component template for the service component you are creating, and then
Template
click Next. A component template is a specialized version of a component type and is
used to simplify service design creation. Component templates include customized
settings for the properties and lifecycle actions that provide initial settings for the
service design. When a template is added to a design, any default properties and
lifecycle actions are automatically populated in that service component within the
design. This list always includes a Default Template, which uses the settings as
configured for the selected component type.
Identification Details:
Display
The name you provide for the service component.
Name
Description
The description you provide for the service component.
Component
Select a number to specify the deployment processing order for this service
Order
component relative to its sibling service components (that is, service components
who share the same parent).
Service components are processed in ascending order during service deployment and
in descending order during undeployment.
Operations
Select Visible to specify that this service component is visible in the Operations
Portal
Portal. De-select it to specify that the service component will not be visible.
Options
Custom service component properties and lifecycle actions that have been configured
to be visible in the Operations Portal will only be displayed in the Operations Portal if
the associated service component is itself configured to be visible. The visibility of a
service component does not affect visibility of its child service components, and it is
not necessary for a parent of a service component to be visible for the child component
to be visible in the Operations Portal.
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Item
Description
Pattern
Select this box to mark the service component as a pattern. This indicates that the
service component will not be automatically processed by the DCAA lifecycle engine.
When you create a pattern service component, you must also create a Clone Pattern
action in the parent service component. For example, the out-of-the-box component
type, Server, is typically marked as a pattern, and its parent service component,
Server Group, includes the Clone Pattern action. At subscription time, the Clone
Pattern action creates one or more service component instances from this service
component pattern. The root service component in a service design cannot be marked
as a pattern. As a result, if you select a pattern as the root node, it will no longer
function as a pattern.
You can identify a service component that is marked as a pattern because its icon
appears as a stacked, double image with a grid-like background, as shown below.
Delete a Service Component
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs". When you delete a
service component, all of its child service components are also deleted. To delete a service
component:
1. Select the service component you want to delete.
2. Click the Delete (
) icon.
3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Edit Properties of a Service Component
For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designs".
To edit properties of a service component
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1. Select the service component whose properties you want to edit.
2. Click the Edit (
) icon, or double click the service component display name or icon.
3. Edit the properties of the service design, as desired.
4. For descriptions of the specific properties, see the topic "Create a Service Component".
Custom Service Component Properties
For more information about service components, see "Service Components”.
Custom service component properties are managed using the Properties pane (shown below) in the
Designer tab.
Custom properties for service components are user-defined properties that you may want to create in the
following situations:

When a service component receives its value from a subscriber option. For example, you may want
to get the number of CPUs for a server after its value has been specified in the Operations Portal.
To do this, create a custom property (for example, NCPU) on the Server service component, and
create a subscriber option property (for example, NCPU). Finally, use a target binding, as described in
"Subscriber Options", to push the value from the subscriber option to the Server NCPU property.
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
When an action that runs on a service component or its associated resource offering expects a
property value with a given name/value to exist on the service component. For example, an action
may need to retrieve an ipAddress that is stored a Server service component.

When a service design needs to receive the value of a property that is stored on another service
component. For example, a Software Application Tier service component may need to know the
service component ID of a Server Group. You can create a property on the Server Group service
component called SVC_COMPONENT_ID, which has a token value of [TOKEN: SVC_COMPONENT_ID].
You would also create a property on the Software Application Tier service component whose value
contains a source binding to the Server Group property (SVC_COMPONENT_ID). The property value is
then pulled by the Software Application Tier from that SVC_COMPONENT_ID property on the Server
Group. This use of custom service component properties to pull a value from another service
component property is called a source binding. Another type of value binding is called target binding.
For more information about target bindings, see "Subscriber Options".

When you want to expose a property value in the Operations Portal. The property value can be
explicitly defined on the service component, or may be set as the result of an action execution (for
example, a HOSTNAME property might be set on a Server service component as part of deploying
the Server).
See the following related topics:

"View Custom Service Component Properties" below

"Create Custom Service Component Properties"

"Delete Custom Service Component Properties"

"Edit Custom Service Component Properties"
View Custom Service Component Properties
For more information about custom service components, see "Custom Service Component Properties”.
To view custom properties of a service component
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design that contains
the service component.
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2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose custom properties you want to view.
4. In the right pane, select Properties.
5. The Properties pane displays the custom properties of the selected component.
Create Custom Service Component Properties
For more information about custom service components, see "Custom Service Component Properties”.
To create custom service component properties
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design that contains
the service component.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component to which you want to add a custom property.
4. In the right pane, select Properties.
5. In the Properties pane tool bar, click the Create (
) icon.
6. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Property
Select one of the following:
Type



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Boolean - A property whose value is true or false.
List - A property where you can define a list of values for the Subscriber to
select.
Integer - A property whose value is a positive or negative whole number or
zero.
String - A property whose value is a sequence of characters.
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Property For Boolean properties:
Details

Name - A unique name for the property.

Display Name - The display name for the property.

Description - A description of the property.

Operations Portal & Service Offering Options:
o
Editable - Indicates that this property can be made editable in the Offerings
area and in the Operations Portal.
o
Required - Boolean properties are always required, which means that when
a subscription is ordered, a value must be provided for this field. This option
cannot be changed for Boolean properties.
o
Value - Select true or false.
For List properties:
o
Name - A unique name for the property.
o
Display Name - The display name for the property.
o
Description - A description of the property.
Operations Portal & Service Offering Options:
o
Editable - Indicates that this property can be made editable in the Offerings area
and in the Operations Portal.
o
Required – Select to indicate that when a subscription is ordered, a value must
be provided for this field. Note that this field is available only when the Enable
Multi-Select option is selected. Single-select list properties are always required;
this field cannot be changed for single-select properties.
Remove Selected Value(s) icon (
) to remove a selected value. After adding a List
property, you can choose a default value (or values, for multi- select lists) by selecting
one or more values from the drop down list for the
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Item
Description
Value Entry Method:

Manual Entry - Click the Add Value ( ) icon to add a new value, or click
the property in the Subscriber Options tab. Click Save to save the default
value selection.

Select Dynamic Query - Click the Script Selection (
) icon to select a
Script Name. To add new scripts, place them in the folder:
%CSA_HOME%\jbossas\standalone\deployments\csa.war\propertysources
Note: The script is invoked at subscription ordering or modification time by the out-ofthe-box DCAA user csaReportingUser, who has read-only access to HP DCAA.
o
Specify an HTTP Request Body to be passed to the script. The contents of
the HTTP Request Body need to include the information required by the
selected script to return the appropriate set of dynamic values. To include a
token in the HTTP Request Body, click the Token Request (
) icon and
select from the available tokens. The token is a DCAA system value that is
automatically resolved internally when the property is read. Click Test
Query to test the dynamic query results (note that tokens are resolved only
at subscription time, and this test will pass literal values).
Note: The script is invoked at subscription ordering or modification time by the out-ofthe-box DCAA user csaReportingUser, who has read-only access to HP DCAA.
You can select from the following server-side tokens:

Action Name - Resolves to the value of ORDER when initially ordering a
subscription and to the value of MODIFY_SUBSCRIPTION when
modifying an existing subscription.
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Service Blueprint ID - Resolves to the Service Blueprint ID.

Service Instance ID - Resolves to the Service Instance ID.
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Item
Description

Service Offering ID - Resolves to the Service Offering ID.

Service Request Organization ID - Resolves to the Organization ID
associated with the Service Request.

Service Request User ID - Resolves to the User ID associated with the
Service Request.

Subscription ID - Resolves to the Subscription ID created at subscription
time.
You can also select the following client-side token:
[CLIENT:<property_name>] - Allows you to have a dependency on a value from
another list property, which means that if a value is selected in "Property A", for
example, the list of values in "Property B" will change based on that selection.
"Property A" and "Property B" must exist within the same Subscriber Option. Note
that <property_name> refers to the property Name, and not it’s Display Name.
For the Test Query functionality to work for the above example, you must first create
and save "Property A" in the DCAA Administration Console before you create its
dependent property, "Property B."
Enable Multi-Select - Select to present options as check boxes in the Operations
Portal.
For Integer properties:

Name - A unique name for the property.

Display Name - The display name for the property.

Description - A description of the property.
Operations Portal & Service Offering Options:

Editable - Select to make this field editable in the Offerings area and in the
Operations Portal.
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Item
Description
o
Required – Integer properties are always required, which means that
when a subscription is ordered, a value must be provided for this field.
This option cannot be changed for Integer properties.
o
Value - Select or type a positive or negative whole number or zero. If you
enter a decimal number, the value will be truncated to the nearest integer.
The maximum allowed integer value is 2147483647 and the minimum is 2147483648; if you enter a value outside these bounds the value will be
automatically converted to the closest maximum or minimum value.
Input Validation - Select Enable Input Validation to validate the value that the
user enters for this property. When selected, the following fields are available:

Minimum Value - Enter a number for the minimum value allowed,
which means the value for the property must be greater than or equal
to the number you enter.

Maximum Value - Enter a number for the maximum value allowed,
which means the value for the property must be less than or equal to
the number you enter.
For String properties:
Name - A unique name for the property.
Display Name - The display name for the property.
Description - A description of the property.
Operations Portal & Service Offering Options:

Editable - Select to make this field editable in the Offerings area and in the
Operations Portal.

Required – Select to indicate that when a subscription is ordered, a value
must be provided for this field. Note that this field is available only when the
Editable option is selected.

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Value - Type a string of characters.
Confidential data - Select this box to mask the values so that they cannot
be read in the user interface; no encryption of the value is performed.
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Item
Description

Input Validation: Select Enable Input Validation to validate the value
that the user enters for this property.
Choose an Input Restriction from the following list:

Custom Regular Expression - Validates the value based on a regular
expression, as specified in the Regular Expression text box.

Email Address - Checks that a valid email format is entered.
IPV4 Address - Checks that a valid IPV4 address is entered.
IPV6 Address - Checks that a valid IPV6 address is entered.

Non-Numeric Characters - Checks that no numeric characters are
entered.

URL Address - Checks that a valid URL format is entered.

Minimum Length - Enter a number for the minimum length allowed for the
value, which means the length of the value must be greater than or equal to
the number you enter.

Maximum Length - Enter a number for the maximum length allowed for
the value, which means the length of the value must be less than or equal
to the number you enter.
Property
Select the service component to which you want to push the value of this property.
Bindings
Then select the appropriate property from the list of compatible properties. This is
called a target binding. For more information about target bindings, see "Subscriber
Options".
The following tokens are available for custom service component properties:
Token
Description
Parent Service Component ID
Resolves to the Service Component ID of the parent
([TOKEN:PRN_COMPONENT_ID])
service component.
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Token
Description
Service Blueprint ID ([TOKEN:SVC_
Resolves to the Service Blueprint ID.
BLUEPRINT_ID])
Service Catalog ID ([TOKEN:SVC_
Resolves to the Service Catalog ID used at subscription
CATALOG_ID])
time.
Service Component ID
Resolves to the Service Component ID of the component
([TOKEN:SVC_COMPONENT_ID])
associated with this action.
Service Component Type
Resolves to the Service Component Type (for example,
([TOKEN:SVC_COMPONENT_
Server) of the component associated with this action.
TYPE])
Service Instance ID ([TOKEN:SVC_
Resolves to the Service Instance ID created at
INSTANCE_ID])
subscription time.
Service Offering ID ([TOKEN:SVC_
Resolves to the Service Offering ID.
OFFERING_ID])
Service Request Organization ID
Resolves to the Organization ID associated with the
([TOKEN:REQ_ORG_ID])
service request.
Service Request User ID
Resolves the User ID associated with the service request.
([TOKEN:REQ_USER_ID])
Subscriber's Email Address
Resolves to email address of the subscriber.
([TOKEN:SVC_SUBSCRIPTION_
EMAIL])
Subscriber's Organization ID
Resolves to the Organization ID associated with the
([TOKEN:USR_ORG_ID])
subscriber.
Subscription ID ([TOKEN:SVC_
Resolves to the Subscription ID created at subscription
SUBSCRIPTION_ID])
time.
Edit Custom Service Component Properties
For more information about custom service components, see "Custom Service Component Properties”
To edit the custom properties of a service component:
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1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design that contains
the service component.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose custom properties you want to edit.
4. In the right pane, select Properties.
5. Click the name of the custom property you want to edit.
6. For descriptions of the specific properties, see the topic "Create Custom Service Component
Properties".
Delete Custom Service Component Properties
For more information about custom service components, see "Custom Service Component Properties”
A custom service component property cannot be deleted if other properties are bound to it. For more
information about source bindings, see "Custom Service Component Properties” For more
information about target bindings, see "Subscriber Options".
To delete custom properties from a service component
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design that contains
the service component.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component from which you want to delete a custom
property.
4. In the right pane, select Properties.
5. In the Properties pane select the custom properties you want to delete.
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6. Click the Delete
( ) icon.
7. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
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Resource Bindings

For more information about sequenced designs, see "Sequenced Designer".

For more information about resource offerings, see the topic "Resource Offerings“.
A resource binding is a link in a service design between a resource offering and a service component. For
example, a resource offering for a VMware vCenter VM template can be linked to a Server service
component. The resource binding ensures that the resource offering will be provisioned when the Server
service component is deployed.
You can also create resource bindings on component templates.
See the following related topics:

"Create a Resource Binding" below

"Delete a Resource Binding"

"Create Provider Selection Actions for Resource Bindings"

"Edit Properties of a Provider Selection Action for Resource Bindings"

"View Properties of a Resource Binding"

"Edit Properties of a Resource Binding"
Create a Resource Binding
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings" above. This
topic describes how to create a resource binding in the following ways:

On a component template

On a service component
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To create a resource binding on a component template
1. In the left pane of the Components area, select the component palette that contains the
component type whose template resource binding you want to create.
2. Click the component type whose template resource binding you want to create.
3. Select the Templates tab.
4. In the component templates list, click the component template whose resource binding you want
to create.
5. At the bottom of the Resource Bindings tab, click Create.
6. In the Create New Resource Binding wizard, provide the information described in the table
below.
To create a resource binding on a service component
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design that contains
the service component.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component to which you want to add a resource binding.
4. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
5. In the toolbar, click the Create (
) icon.
6. In the Create New Resource Binding wizard, provide the following information:
Item
Description
Resource Select the category of the resource offering you want to bind to the service component.
Category
Resource Select the resource offering you want to bind to the service component. You cannot edit
Offering
this selection after a resource binding has been created. For more information about
Resource Offerings, see the topic "Resource Offerings".
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Provider
You see this field when you view the properties of a resource binding. The provider type
Type
is determined by the selected resource offering; you cannot edit the provider type.
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Item
Description
Binding
When a resource binding is created, it is automatically assigned a binding order number.
Order
The binding order specifies the order in which the associated resource offering will be
provisioned relative to other resource bindings configured for the service component.
Resource bindings are processed in ascending order during service deployment and in
descending order during undeployment. The number automatically assigned is the next
available number, starting with 1, 2, 3, etc.
After a resource binding has been created, you can edit it to reset the binding order by
selecting a number from 1 to 99. You are allowed to create duplicate binding orders,
which will be processed in an indeterminate order.
Delete a Resource Binding
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings".
To delete a resource binding
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
modify.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose resource binding you want to delete.
4. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
5. Highlight the resource binding you want to delete.
6. In the toolbar, click the Delete
( ) icon.
7. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
View Properties of a Resource Binding
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings".
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To view the properties of a resource binding
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
view.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose resource binding you want to view.
4. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
5.
Click the name of the resource binding you want to view.
Select one of the following tabs for more information:

Summary tab - View the properties of the resource binding. For descriptions of the specific
properties, see the topic "Create a Resource Binding".

Provider Selection tab - View and create resource provider selection actions, which execute as
part of the Pre-Transition substate of the Reserving lifecycle state. For more information, see
"Create Provider Selection Actions for Resource Bindings".

Resource Accounting tab - View and create accounting actions that execute during the
Reserving and Un-reserving states when the resource binding is provisioned.

Measurable Properties tab - View and create measurable properties on a resource binding.

Offering Lifecycle tab - See a read-only view of the lifecycle actions associated with the
resource offering used for this resource binding.

Offering Properties tab - View a read-only list of properties for the resource offering used for this
resource binding.
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
For more information about Resource Offerings, see the topic “Resource Offerings”.
Edit Properties of a Resource Binding
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings".
This topic describes how to edit properties of a resource binding in the following ways:

On a component template.

On a service component.
To edit properties of a resource binding on a component template
1. In the left pane of the Components area, select the component palette that contains the
component type whose template resource binding you want to edit.
2. Click the component type whose template resource binding properties you want to edit.
3. Select the Templates tab.
4. In the component templates list, click the component template whose resource binding properties
you want to edit.
5. Click the Resource Bindings tab.
6. Select the display name of the resource binding you want to edit.
1. In the Summary tab, click the Edit
(
) icon.
2. Edit the properties of the resource binding, as desired. For descriptions of the specific properties,
see the topic "Create a Resource Binding".
To edit properties of a resource binding on a service component
3. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
modify.
4. Select the service design.
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5. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose resource binding you want to edit.
6. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
7. Click the name of the resource binding you want to edit.
8. In the Summary tab, click the Edit (
) icon.
9. Edit the properties of the resource binding, as desired. For descriptions of the specific properties,
see the topic "Create a Resource Binding".
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You can also see read-only information regarding resource bindings by clicking the Lifecycle and
Properties tabs.
View Properties of a Provider Selection Action for Resource Bindings
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings".
To view properties of a provider selection action for resource bindings
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
view.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose provider selection action properties you
want to view.
4. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
5. Click the name of the resource binding.
6. Select the Provider Selection tab.
7. Click the name of the action whose properties you want to view.
8. For descriptions of the specific properties in the Summary tab, see the topic "Create Provider
Create Provider Selection Actions for Resource Bindings" on the next page.
9. Select the Properties tab to view the action inputs that will be passed to the process definition.
For more information about the specific properties, see the topic "Edit Properties of a Lifecycle
Action for a Resource Offering". Note that provider selection actions for resource bindings
always execute during the Pre-Reserving lifecycle state.
Edit Properties of a Provider Selection Action for Resource Bindings
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings".
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To edit properties of a provider selection action for resource bindings
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
modify.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component whose provider selection action properties you
want to edit.
4. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
5. Click the name of the resource binding.
6. Select the Provider Selection tab.
7. Click the name of the action whose properties you want to edit.
8. For descriptions of the specific properties in the Summary tab, see the topic "Create Provider
Selection Actions for Resource Bindings" below.
9. Select the Properties tab to edit the action inputs that will be passed to the process definition.
Create Provider Selection Actions for Resource Bindings
For more information about resource bindings, see "Resource Bindings".
You must create one or more provider selection actions for a resource binding. The provider selection
actions execute during the Pre-Transition substate of the Reserving lifecycle state; the lifecycle state
cannot be changed.
HP DCAA ships with internal actions to help with provider selection.

If you have not configured resource pools on a provider, then the two provider selection actions
most likely to be configured on a resource binding are the Build Resource Provider List action
and the Select Resource Provider action, which should run in that order. To select the provider
already selected by the parent service component, use the Select Resource Provider from
Parent action instead of the two previously mentioned actions.
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
If you have configured resource pools on a provider, then the two provider selection actions most
likely to be configured on a resource binding are the Build Resource Provider and Pool List
action and the Select Resource Provider and Pool action, which should run in that order. To
select the provider and pool already selected by the parent service component, use the Select
Resource Provider and Pool from Parent action instead of the two previously mentioned
actions.
See the following table for descriptions of the out-of-the-box internal actions that ship with HP
DCAA:
Table - HP DCAA 1.00 Internal Actions
Internal
Action
Description
Applies To
Build
Builds a candidate list of resource providers and associated resource
Resource
Resource
pools that meet the following requirements:
Binding
Provider
and Pool

Support the resource offering referenced in a resource
binding.

Have an Availability of Enabled.

If the service offering that references the service design with
List
this action is in a service catalog with resource environments
selected, the candidate list is further restricted to only include
resource providers in one or more of the selected resource
environments.

The provider's resource pool has sufficient resource capacity.
To determine this, you must consider all measurable
properties as configured in the Measurable Properties tab
for the resource bindings, as well as the optional Multiplier
Property Name field. The resource pool must have enough
resource capacity to support all the properties, which requires
that each necessary resource type (for example: CPU,
Memory, and Storage), based on the measurable properties,
be configured on the pool either with a Resource
Availability of Unlimited or Available. If Available, the
difference between Total Available To DCAA and Current
DCAA Utilization must be sufficient to support the
measurable property requirements.
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Internal
Action
Description
Applies To
Build
Builds a candidate list of resource providers that meet the following
Resource
Resource
requirements:
Binding
Provider List

Support the resource offering referenced in a resource
binding.

Have an Availability of Enabled.

If the service offering that references the service design with
this action is in a service catalog with resource environments
selected, the candidate list is further restricted to only include
resource providers in one or more of the selected resource
environments.
Clone
Clones a service component that is marked as a Pattern into one or
Service
Pattern
more non-pattern service components. The number of service
Component
components created is determined by the value of the property
specified in Name of the Property for Service Component Count.
Deploy
Initiates the deployment of a delegated topology service component.
Service
Topology
For more information, see the Application Deployment on Realized
Component
Based
Topology Instance using Sequenced Design white paper.
Service
Component
Decrease
Decreases the utilization of one or more resources in a resource pool
Resource
Resource
by the values of the measurable properties configured on a resource
Binding
Utilization
binding. This action should be configured in the Un-reserve section
of the Resource Accounting tab on a resource binding.
Increase
Increases the utilization of one or more resources in a resource pool
Resource
Resource
by the values of the measurable properties configured on a resource
Binding
Utilization
binding. This action should be configured in the Reserve section of
the Resource Accounting tab on a resource binding.
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Internal Action
Description
Log Messages
Writes the user-specified Boolean Input, Integer Input, and String
Applies To

Input property values to the csa.log file. You can include this as
Resource
Binding
an action on a Service Component, Resource Binding, or
Resource
Resource Offering for use in troubleshooting.

Offering
Service

Select
Resource
This internal action is deprecated and may be removed in a future
HP
DCAA release. Use the Select Resource Provider and Pool
Pool from
action
in conjunction with the Build Resource Provider and Pool List
Provider
action in place of this action. Selects a resource pool from the set
of
resource pools associated with the selected resource provider. A
Component
Resource
Binding
resource pool must have an Availability of Enabled to be
selected.
The selected resource pool will be available to resource offering
actions in the token RSC_POOL_ID.
Select Resource
Selects a resource provider from the candidate list that was built
Resource
Provider
by the Build Resource Provider List action. The selected
Binding
resource provider will be available to resource offering actions in
the token RSC_PROVIDER_ID. The selected provider will,
optionally, be written to a property on the associated service
component if the Provider Property Name input to the action is
provided.
Select Resource
Selects a resource pool and provider from the candidate list that
Resource
Provider and Pool
was built by the Build Resource Provider and Pool List action.
Binding
The selected resource provider and pool will be available to
resource offering actions in the token RSC_PROVIDER_ID and
RSC_POOL_ID, respectively. The selected pool will, optionally, be
written to a property on the associated service component if the
Pool Property Name input to the action is provided.
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Internal Action
Description
Applies To
Select Resource
Selects the resource pool and provider already chosen by a service
Resource
Provider and Pool
component’s parent service component, as identified by the Parent
Binding
from Parent
Component ID and Pool Property Name properties. The selected
resource provider and pool will be available to resource offering
actions in the token RSC_PROVIDER_ID and RSC_POOL_ID
respectively. The selected pool will also be written to a Pool
Property Name property on the associated service component.
Select Resource
Selects the resource provider already chosen by a service
Provider from Parent component’s parent service component, as identified by the Parent
Resource
Binding
Component ID and Provider Property Name properties. The
selected resource provider will be available to resource offering
actions in the token RSC_PROVIDER_ID. The selected resource
provider will also be written to a Provider Property Name property
on the associated service component.
Undeploy Topology
Initiates the undeployment of a delegated topology service
Service
Based Service
component. The service component must have a property named
Component
Component
topologyId, with a value that is the id of the topology design to be
undeployed. For more information, see the Application Deployment
on Realized Topology Instance using Sequenced Design white
paper.
To create a provider selection action for resource bindings
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
modify.
2. Select the service design.
3. In the Designer tab, select the service component to which you want to add a provider selection
action.
4. In the right pane, select Resource Bindings.
5. Click the name of the resource binding.
6. Select the Provider Selection tab.
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7. Select the Create icon
( ).
8. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Process Engine
Select a process engine, which is a container for process
definitions. You can select either the DCAA Internal process
engine or an HP Operations Orchestration (OO) engine.
Process
Select a process definition, which is configured to run a
Definition
specified internal action (see the table above for the list of
internal actions) or external action.
Display Name
The name you provide for the lifecycle action.
Description
The description you provide for the lifecycle action.
Execution Order
The execution order for the lifecycle action, which is relative to
other provider selection actions on this resource binding, if
applicable. Lifecycle actions are executed in ascending order.
Execution
Specify the following:
Properties

Fail on Error - If selected, this indicates that
provisioning or de-provisioning will stop if the lifecycle
action fails.

Error on Timeout - If selected, this indicates that
provisioning or de-provisioning will stop if the lifecycle
action times out.
Timeout
The time to wait until a timeout occurs for the lifecycle action.
(seconds)
Set this field to zero (0) if you do not want the action to timeout.
Designer Tile
Create a sequenced Design:
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1) Click the Create button.
2) Fill in the Display Name and Description fields.
3) Enter the URL which contains information about this design.
4) Change the Image.
5) Disable Additional Settings by selecting the checkbox; when this box is checked, no new
service offerings can be created from this design.
6) Select Tags if any are required.
7) Click Create.
Edit an existing Sequenced Design:
1) In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design whose details
you want to view.
2) Select the design of an offering whose details you want to view or edit.
3) You will see three tabs: Overview, Designer, and Subscriber Options.
4) View design details in the Overview tab.
5) The Designer Tab allows you to design your sequenced services by creating a hierarchy of service
components
6) The Subscriber Options Tab allows you to create sets of options for a service design.
Overview Tab
In the Overview tab, you can do the following:

Click Export to export the service design. For more information, see “Export a Service Design”.

Click Save As to save the service design with a different name. For more information, see “Copy
a Service Design”.

Click Edit to edit the name and description of a service design. For more information, see “Edit
Service Design Properties”.
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Click Delete to delete the service design. For more information, see “Delete a Service Design”.
Export a Service Design
To export a service design archive
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
export.
2. Select the design you want to export.
3. In the Overview tab, click Export.
4. Save the exported service design, if required by your browser.
5. When you export a service design archive, the service design and all referenced resource offerings
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are packaged in an archive file whose name is:
SERVICE_DESIGN_<service_design_display_name>_<service_design_id>.zip
Copy a Service Design
5. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
copy.
6. Select the design you want to copy.
7. In the Overview tab, click the Save As button. Type a new name and description, as desired.
8. Click Save. After you click Save, the new service design is displayed.
All parts of a service design (such as the service component hierarchy, resource bindings, properties, and
subscriber options) are copied. The copied service design appears in the All Designs area. After you copy
a service design, any changes you make to the original or to the copy will not affect the other.
Edit Service Design Properties
6. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to edit.
7. Select the design you want to edit.
8. In the Overview tab, click Edit.
9. Edit the properties of the service design, as desired. For descriptions of the specific properties,
see the topic "Add a Service Design”.
10. Click Save.
Item
Description
Display
The name you provide for the service design.
Name
Description The description you provide for the service design.
URL
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), which, if configured, provides a link in the
Overview tab that opens a new browser window to the target location. You can use the
URL target location to provide additional information about a service design.
Image
An image that displays for the service design. Click Change Image. Choose the
image you want, and click Select. Click Upload to add your own image. Supported file
extensions include .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png. The recommended image size is 256
by 256 pixels, and the image will be scaled to the appropriate size. The images are
stored in the:
%CSA_HOME%\jboss- as\standalone\deployments\csa.war\images\library
folder of the HP DCAA s e r v e r .
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Item
Description
Additional
Disabled - Check the box to indicate that the availability of the service design is
Settings
Disabled. When the box is not checked the availability is Enabled. Service Designs
configured as Enabled appear in the service offering section as blueprints. When
Disabled, no new service offerings can be created from the service design. If a
service design is disabled after service offerings have been created, no new
subscriptions can be created from those service offerings.
Tags
Tags - Click Select Tags to choose from a list of tags that you can define to provide a
structure for organizing and grouping the service designs. For more information, see
"Manage Tags”.
To remove a tag, hover the cursor over the tag you want to remove, and click the delete
(
) icon.
Delete a Service Design
N O T E : A service design cannot be deleted if any service offerings are created from it.
5. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
delete.
6. Select the design you want to delete.
7. In the Overview tab, click Delete.
8. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Designer Tab
Design Overview
5. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design whose details
you want to view.
6. Select the design whose details you want to view.
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7. View design details in the Overview tab.
8. For descriptions of the specific properties listed in this view, see the topic "Add a Service Design".
In this tab, you can also do the following:

Click Export to export the service design. For more information, see “Import and Export a
Service Design”.

Click Save As to save the service design with a different name. For more information, see "Copy
a Service Design".

Click Edit to edit the name and description of a service design. For more information, see “Edit
Service Design Properties”.

Click Delete to delete the service design. For more information, see “Delete a Service Design”.
You can also see design information in the following tabs:



Designer tab - for more information see the topic "Sequenced Designer".
Subscriber Options tab - for more information see the topic "Subscriber Options".
Note: This tab is available only for sequenced designs.
Service Design Validation
The validation warning banner indicates that your service design has the following problem:
o
The service design has at least one resource binding to a resource offering that has no enabled,
associated provider. For more details, click View Warnings. You can then click an Associated
Service Component display name, which takes you to that component in the service design
hierarchy. If this service design problem is not corrected, the design cannot be successfully
provisioned.
Edit Service Design Properties
1. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to edit.
2. Select the design you want to edit.
3. In the Overview tab, click Edit.
4. Edit the properties of the service design, as desired. For descriptions of the specific properties,
see the topic "Add a Service Design".
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5. Click Save.
Import and Export a Service Design
For information about importing resource offerings, see the topic "Import and Export a Resource Offering”.
Prerequisites
Before you import a service design archive, complete the following prerequisites:
1. Import all process definitions that are referenced by the service design, including any referenced
by resource offerings that are part of the service design. The process definitions must be imported
to the HP DCAA installation in which the service design will be imported. During import, process
definitions are resolved by name. For process definitions that are associated with the HP
Operations Orchestration process engine, the name corresponds to the full path to the HP
Operations Orchestration flow (for example, /Library/CSA/3.2/Providers/vCenter/vCenter
Clone Server/Actions/vCenter Simple Compute - Deploy). Make sure that these flows
have identical signatures and identical paths as the flows on the system from which the service
design was exported. For instructions about how to import OO flows, see the section "Import HP
Operations Orchestration Flows" in this Guide.
2. If the service design you want to import has a dependency on any custom component types, these
custom component types must be imported before the service design can be imported.
The archive (.zip) file can only reference files or content contained within the .zip file itself, or that are
already contained in the csa.war file. By default, all images in the archive files must end in one of the
following suffix values. For information on adding additional suffix values, see the HP Data Center
Automation Installation and Administration Configuration Guide.
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Importing and Exporting
Import process for service designs
The import process imports archives of service designs and their supported artifacts. Supported artifacts for
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service designs include associated resource offerings. Service designs with the same internal name are
considered to be functionally equivalent and are not imported.
Update process for service designs
During the update process, identical artifacts that exist on the target system are updated (overwritten) with
the changes from the archive. Artifacts are created if they do not exist on the target system.
Update preserving original process for service designs
This process imports all the artifacts present in an archive, whether they exist on the target system or not.
During this operation, if there is an artifact with the same internal name in the system, the name, the
display name, and the description of the artifact are modified internally; the display name and the
description are appended with "Superseded on" and the date. The internal name, display name, and
description of the artifact being imported remain intact.
Content archive for service designs
Exporting a service design creates a content archive (.zip) file. The content archive contains XML
documents for the service design you are exporting, as well as associated artifacts, icons for customizing
the artifacts, and the Manifest XML document, which contains meta-information about the archive files.
To import a service design archive
If a service design has active service offerings associated with it, the subscriber options for the service
design being imported must match that of the service design on the target system; otherwise, the import of
the service offerings does not succeed.
Note: When you import a design, any tags you have selected in the designs area do not affect the imported
design. The imported design will contain the tags that were included when the design was exported, and
new tags will be created on the system, as necessary, to match what was exported.
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8. In the lower, right pane of the All Designs area, click Import.
9. Select or specify the Archive File (.zip file) that contains the service design you want to import.
Archive filenames for service designs begin with SERVICE_DESIGN_.
10. Select an Option:
a. Import - imports new service designs (and associated resource offerings); does not update
existing service designs. Note that you cannot import a service design with the same internal
name as an existing service design.
b. Update - imports new service designs (and associated resource offerings) and updates
(overwrites) existing service designs. Check Preserve Originals to create backup copies of
the original items, appending "Superseded on" and the date to the artifact display names and
descriptions.
11. Click Preview to see a report of prospective results for the import process, including information
about the artifacts and their status.
12. Click Import.
13. Click View Detailed Report to see a summary and details of the import process, including
information about the artifacts and their status.
14. Click Close.
To export a service design archive
6. In the left pane of the All Designs area, select the tag associated with the design you want to
export.
7. Select the design you want to export.
8. In the Overview tab, click Export.
9. Save the exported service design, if required by your browser.
When you export a service design archive, the service design and all referenced resource offerings are
packaged in an archive file whose name is:
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SERVICE_DESIGN_<service_design_display_name>_<service_design_id>.zip
Subscriber Options
The Subscriber Options tab allows you to create sets of options for a service design. The option sets are
made available in the Offerings area of the DCAA Administration Console, where they can be further
refined by setting pricing for options, hiding options and setting values for option properties.
The subscriber options are then exposed to Subscribers in the Operations Portal. These options allow the
user to select values that customize the service offering for their personal needs.
The option sets are made available in the Offerings area of the DCAA Administration Console, where they
can be further refined by setting pricing for options, hiding options and setting values for option properties.
The subscriber options are then exposed to Subscribers in the Operations Portal.
For example, you can create an option set called Number of Servers, which is configured as follows:

The option set has three options, Small, Medium, and Large.

Each option has a property called NSERVERS.

Each option has a unique, specified value for NSERVERS, either Small (2 servers), Medium (4
servers), or Large (8 servers).

A binding is created from the NSERVERS property to a corresponding NSERVERS property on a
Server Group service component. This use of a subscriber option to push a value to a custom
service component property is called a target binding, described below.

In the Operations Portal, subscribers can select the option that provides the desired number of
servers.
Target Bindings
You may have a service component that is configured to expect a property value with a given name and
specified value to be provided by a subscriber option. You can configure a binding on a subscriber option so
that it sends the value to the appropriate service component property. This use of a subscriber option to push
a value to a custom service component property is called a target binding.
For example, you may want to let the Subscriber select the number of CPUs for a server. You can create a
custom service component property (for example, NCPU) on the Server component and specify a target
binding that pushes the Subscriber-entered value to the corresponding NCPU Server property.
Another type of value binding is called source binding.
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To use the subscriber options controls
The controls for working with subscriber options are shown and described below.
Subscriber Options Controls
Item
Description
Click to expand all option sets.
Click to collapse all option sets.
Click to show all properties.
Click to hide all properties.
Click to add a new option or option set.
Click to add a new option set for delegated topology components. This
icon is available only for sequenced service designs that delegate
execution to an HP DCAA topology-based design.
Click to configure advanced settings.
Click to create properties.
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Subscriber Options Controls, continued
Item
Description
Click to edit one of the following:

Option set

Option
Property

Click to delete one of the following:

Option set

Option
Property

Click to move the option set or option up or down in the list.
Click to expand or collapse the option set.
NOTE: In the current release of DCAA, Subscriber Options are set to Read Only.
Components Tile
In Components, you can create service component types for use in HP DCAA.
Create a Component Type
A component type is a hierarchical classification of service components and is used in creating a
service design. A component type contains rules that constrain how service designs can be
constructed, helping a Service Designer to properly construct a service design. Component type
constraints limit the types of service components that can be connected to components of this type
within a service design. Resource category constraints limit the categories of resource offerings that
can be bound to service components of this type.
1. In the left pane of the Components area, select the component palette in which you want to
create a component type.
2. At the bottom of the right pane, click Create.
3. Provide the following information, and click Create.
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Item
Description
Base
Select the component palette from which you want to select a base component type,
Component
and then select a base component type from which the new component type will inherit
Type
properties and constraints. Component types are not required to have a Base
Component Type. The lists display only component palettes and component types
that are compatible with (that is, they do not create circular dependencies with) the
palette in which you are creating the component type.
This field cannot be modified after a base component type has been selected.
Name
A name for the component type. The component type name must be unique within a
component palette. No white space is permitted; all letters are changed to upper case
for this value. This field cannot be modified after a component type has been created.
Display
The name that displays for the component type.
Name
Description
The description you provide for the component type.
Image
An image that displays for the component type. Click Change Image. Choose the
image you want, and click Select. Click Upload to add your own image. Supported file
extensions include .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png. The recommended image size is 256
by 256 pixels, and the image will be scaled to the appropriate size. The images are
stored in the %CSA_HOME%\jbossas\standalone\deployments\csa.war\images\library folder of the HP DCAA
server.
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Item
Description
Default
Select the following items as needed. These items specify the initial default values for
Settings
service components:

Consumer Visible - Select this box to specify that, by default, the service
component is visible in the Operations Portal. Deselect it to specify that the
service component will not be visible.

Properties and lifecycle actions that have been configured as consumer visible
will only display in the Operations Portal if the associated service component
itself is configured to be visible. The visibility of a service component does not
affect visibility of its child service components, and it is not necessary for a
parent of a service component to be visible for the child component to be
visible in the Operations Portal.

Pattern - Select this box to mark the service component as a pattern by default.
This indicates that the service component will not be automatically processed
by the DCAA lifecycle engine. When you create a pattern service component,
you must also create a Clone Pattern action in the parent service component.
For example, the out-of-the-box component type, Server, is typically marked as
a pattern, and its parent service component, Server Group, includes the Clone
Pattern action. At subscription time, the Clone Pattern action creates one or
more service component instances from this service component pattern.

l
You can identify a service component that is marked as a pattern because
its icon appears as a stacked, double image with a grid-like background, as
shown here:
Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)
Concepts
Note: Resource Offerings are used only with sequenced designs. They are not applicable to topology
designs.
A resource offering links the capabilities of providers to the provisioning requirements of a service design.
For example, you can create a resource offering that corresponds to a specific VMware vCenter VM
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template that can be cloned by HP DCAA to create a VM.
A resource offering includes a user-specified set of lifecycle actions that is executed during the
provisioning of the resource offering. A resource offering can also include actions that will be exposed to a
subscriber in the Operations Portal.
Resource offerings are associated with service designs through resource bindings. When a service design
is provisioned, each resource binding (and associated resource offering) is processed through the HP
DCAA lifecycle. A provider that supports the resource offering is selected during the resource binding
provisioning.
A resource offering may include one or more user-created properties that can be used to pass or
exchange information with HP Operations Orchestration during the provisioning of the resource
offering.
Scenarios
The following scenarios describe a few of the ways you can use resource offerings:

A resource offering can be used to configure a specific capability offered by a provider (or a group
of providers). For example, you can create a resource offering named Red Hat 5.3 64-bit that
corresponds to a specific VMware vCenter VM template named rhel53x64, which when
provisioned results in a Red Hat 5.3 64-bit VM being created. Such a resource offering would likely
contain a user-created property, such as VM_TEMPLATE_NAME, that specifies the precise VM
template name associated with the resource offering (in this Case, rhel53x64). In this use of
resource offerings, you need to create a resource offering for every VM template you wish to use in
a service design.

A resource offering can be used to configure a general capability offered by a provider (or a group of
providers). For example, you can create a resource offering named vCenter VM Template that can
be used to provision any VMware vCenter VM template. Such a resource offering requires that you
create service component properties in the associated service designs that specify the precise VM
template to be created. In this use of resource offerings, only a single resource offering is needed to
expose VM template functionality to service designs.

A resource offering can be used for the primary purpose of selecting a provider. Most resource
offerings include lifecycle actions that are used to provision the resource offering, but some
resource offerings have no such lifecycle actions and exist primarily to force provider selection in a
resource binding. Typically, you would use this style of resource offering to select a provider at a
group level in a service design (for example, for a Server Group) that is shared by all child
components (for example, by all Server child components).
In this approach, you create one resource offering for the Server Group, (for example vCenter Server
Group) and a separate resource offering for the Servers (for example, vCenter VM Template). When
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associating vCenter Server Group to a Server Group, specify the provider selection actions to execute
in the Resource Binding. When associating vCenter VM Template to a Server, specify the Select
Resource Provider from Parent or the Select Resource Provider and Pool from Parent action in the
Resource Binding. In such an approach, the vCenter Server Group probably will not have lifecycle
actions that are invoked automatically during provisioning; however, this resource offering may include
actions to be exposed to a subscriber (for example, an action such as Restart All VMs).

A resource offering has a single provider type and a single category. For example, each of the
resource offerings discussed above would have a provider type of VMware vCenter and a category
of Compute.

A resource offering can be exported to a .zip file and imported to the same or different HP DCAA
installation. An exported resource offering includes all of its lifecycle actions and properties.

A resource offering can also be copied, which allows you to share a set of lifecycle actions and
properties across a number of resource offerings.
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Best Practices
From the DCAA Administration Console dashboard, navigate to Resource Offerings by clicking
Designs-->Designs-->Resource Offerings.
Note: Be sure you do not confuse a resource offering with a service offering. A service offering is an HP
DCAA service design that is made available to a service catalog after additional information (such as
pricing) has been added.
View Resource Offerings
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
To view resource offerings
1. In the By Provider Type or By Category tab, select a Provider Type or Category whose list of
offerings you want to see. For example, select HP SiteScope to see all offerings associated with
that provider type, or select Application to see all offerings associated with that category.
2. For descriptions of the specific properties, see the topic "Create a Resource Offering" below.
Create a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
To create a resource offering
1. In the By Provider Type or By Category tab, select the provider type or category for the resource
offering you want to create.
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2. In the toolbar, click the Create
( ) icon.
3. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Display
The name you provide for the offering.
Name
Description The description you provide for the offering.
Type
The provider type for this offering. This field cannot be changed after an offering is
created.
Category
The category for this offering. This field cannot be changed after an offering is created.
For more information, see "Categories".
Import and Export a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
HP DCAA allows for the exporting and importing of many of the artifacts that provide the basis for cloud
automation. The export operation provides the ability to preserve the selected artifacts so they can be used
to replicate the services on another system or to restore the artifacts. These exported archive files are
preserved in an industry-standard zip archive file format.
Installing or replacing artifacts on the system is supported by import and update operations. The import
behavior only adds artifacts, whereas the update operation replaces matching artifacts. See the Importing
and Exporting section below for more information.
Before you import a resource offering
Best Practices
1. Create a backup of your system or data. Before proceeding, be sure to create a backup of any
artifacts you may be affecting by using the export operation to save an archive zip file.
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2. Since some of the import and update options are destructive to existing data, you need to make
sure you understand the differences between the options available to ensure you choose the
option that matches your expectations.
The archive (.zip) file can only reference files or content contained within the .zip file itself, or that are
already contained in the csa.war file. By default, all images in the archive files must end in one of the
following suffix values. For information on adding additional suffix values, see the HP Cloud Service
Automation Configuration Guide.
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Import requirements and prerequisites
Resource categories and provider types
Resource categories (such as Compute) and provider types (such as VMware vCenter) are resolved first
by name and second by display name during import of a resource offering. Out-of-the box resource
categories and provider types have identical name values on all installations of HP DCAA, and
automatically resolve correctly during import. User-created resource categories and provider types do not
have a name match on different installations of HP DCAA, and instead are resolved by display name. For
example, if a user created resource category with a display name of Auditing is used for a resource offering,
when that resource offering is imported on another HP DCAA installation, an attempt will be made to match
a resource category with a display name of Auditing. This match is successful only if the user has already
created this corresponding resource category on the system in which the import occurs. If a resource
category or provider type cannot be resolved by either name or display name, a new resource category or
provider type is automatically created during import of the resource offering. There is no need to add usercreated resource categories and provider types ahead of time on the import system; however, if you have
done so, ensure the display name values used match those on the export system.
Process Definitions
During an import operation, required dependencies may not exist on the system, which produces an import
error that identifies the missing dependencies. For resource offerings this can include missing process
definitions. These process definitions must be imported to the HP DCAA installation in which the resource
offering will be imported. During import, process definitions are resolved by name. For process definitions
that are associated with the HP Operations Orchestration process engine, the name corresponds to the full
path to the HP Operations Orchestration flow, for example:
/Library/CSA/3.2/Providers/vCenter/vCenter Clone Server/Actions/vCenter Simple
Compute - Deploy).
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Make sure that all these flows have been imported prior to importing resource offerings. Make sure that these
flows have identical signatures and identical paths as the flows on the system from which the resource offering
was exported. For instructions about how to import HP Operations Orchestration flows, see the section "Import
HP Operations Orchestration Flows" in the Operations Orchestration section of this Guide.
Importing and Exporting
Import process for resource offerings
Resource offerings that have the same resource category, provider type, properties, and actions are
considered to be functionally equivalent and are not imported.
Update process for resource offerings
During the update process, identical resource offerings that exist on the target system are updated
(overwritten) with changes from the archive. New resource offerings are created if they do not exist on the
target system. Note that resource offerings are identified by name instead of functional equivalence for the
update operation.
Update preserving original process for resource offerings
This process imports the resource offering, whether it exists on the target system or not. During this
operation, if there is a resource offering with the same name in the system, the name, the display name,
and the description of the resource offering are modified internally; the display name and the description are
appended with "Superseded on" and the date. The name, display name, and description of the artifact being
imported remain intact.
Content archive for resource offerings
Exporting a resource offering creates a content archive (.zip) file. The content archive contains XML
documents for the resource offering you are exporting, as well as icons for customizing the artifacts, and
the Manifest XML document, which contains meta-information about the archive files.
To import a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab, click the Import
(
) icon.
2. Select or specify the Archive File (.zip file) that contains the resource offering you want to import.
Archive filenames for resource offerings begin with RESOURCE_OFFERING_.
3. Select an Option:
a. Import - imports new resource offerings; does not update existing resource offerings.
b. Update - imports new resource offerings and updates (overwrites) existing resource
offerings. The Update process uses the resource offering name to determine if the resource
offering already exists on the target system. Check Preserve Originals to create a backup
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copy of the original items, appending "Superseded on" and the date to the artifact display
names and descriptions.
4. Click Preview to see a report of prospective results for the import process, including information
about the artifacts and their status.
5. Click Import.
6. Click View Detailed Report to see a summary and details of the import process, including
information about the artifacts and their status.
7. Click Yes.
To export a resource offering
1. In the By Provider Type or By Category tab, select a Provider Type or Category.
2. In the Offerings tab, highlight the resource offering you want to export, and click the Export
(
) icon.
3. Save the exported resource offering, if required by your browser.
The resource offerings are packaged in an archive file whose name is:
RESOURCE_OFFERING_<resource_offering_display_name>_<resource_offering_id>.zip
How HP DCAA identifies matching artifacts
When you import a resource offering, HP DCAA determines if a functionally equivalent resource offering
already exists on the system. If a functionally equivalent resource offering exists, then the import may be
skipped depending on the options selected. Functional equivalence is determined by comparing the imported
resource offering with other resource offerings that exist on the system, as follows:
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At a high level, two resource offerings are functionally equivalent if they share the same
Provider Type and Resource Category, the same set of user defined custom properties,
and the same set of lifecycle actions.
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Properties are considered equivalent if they share the same Type, Name, and Value (or
Values for List properties).
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Lifecycle actions are considered equivalent if they share the same process definition,
lifecycle state and substate, execution order, and action input properties and values.

There are some additional attributes on properties and lifecycle actions that must be
identical for equivalence.
For more specifics on the precise requirements for resource offering equivalence as it relates to entries in
the .zip file produced during resource offering export, see the following table:
Element
property
action
resourceCategory
Necessary for Equivalence

name

valueType

values

confidential – only for String property types

processDefinition name

lifecycleState name

lifecycleSubstate name

lifecycleExecOrder

errorOnTimeout

failOnError

timeout


all properties must be identical, including the consumerVisible
and
consumerReadOnly elements for each property

consumerVisible

The isCriticalSystemObject determines if this is an out of-box resourceCategory. If true, name determines equivalence,
otherwise displayName determines equivalence.
providerType

The isCriticalSystemObject determines if this is an out of-box providerType. If true, name determines equivalence,
otherwise displayName determines equivalence.
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For more information about importing and exporting HP DCAA artifacts, see the HP DCAA Content
Archive Tool document.
Delete a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
An offering cannot be deleted if it is used in a service design. When an offering is deleted, its associations to
providers are automatically removed.
To delete a resource offering
1. In the By Provider Type or By Category tab, select a Provider Type or Category.
2. In the Offerings tab, select the offering you want to delete.
3. Select the Delete
( ) icon.
4. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
View Properties of a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
To view the properties of a resource offering
Click one of the following the tabs for a resource offering to see more information about it.

Summary

Providers

Lifecycles

Properties

Service Designs
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Edit Properties of a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
To edit a resource offering
1. In the Summary tab, click the Edit
(
) icon.
2. For descriptions of the specific properties, see the topic "Create a Resource Offering".
Copy a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
To copy a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab, highlight the resource offering you want to copy.
2. Click the Copy (
) icon.
After you copy a resource offering, any changes you make to the original or to the copy will not affect the
other.
Associate or Dissociate Providers with a Resource Offering
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
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For a resource offering to be successfully provisioned at subscription ordering time, at least one resource
provider must be associated with the resource offering. Additional restrictions exist if resource
environments are associated to service catalogs.
When you associate an offering with a provider, the following must be true for successful provisioning:

The associated providers support the offering and can deploy it when a service instance is
provisioned.

If an offering is associated with multiple providers, the offering must be exactly the same on each of
the associated providers. For example, the VMware vCenter template must be exactly the same on
all the associated providers.
To associate providers with a resource offering
For an offering to be used in service designs, it must be associated with at least one provider.
1. In the Offerings tab, select the Display Name of the offering.
2. In the Providers tab, click the Associate
( ) icon.
3. From the list of providers, select one or more you want to associate with the offering.
4. Click Associate.
To dissociate providers from a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab, select the Display Name of the offering.
2. In the Providers tab, highlight the row of one or more providers to be dissociated.
3. Click the Dissociate (
) icon.
4. Click Yes to confirm.
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Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)".
What is a resource offering lifecycle?
The Lifecycle tab allows you to specify the lifecycle actions that are needed to provision and de- provision
resource offerings. A lifecycle action provides a link from a resource offering to an internal or external
process definition, which runs to perform a specified action. The collection of actions defined for a
resource offering is known as its lifecycle. In the following diagram you can see the resource offering
lifecycle states, which are discussed in more detail below
Image legend:

1 - Currently selected state

2 - Transition states

3 - Stable states

4 - Modifying state

5 - Substates
What is a lifecycle action?
A lifecycle action is a function that is either run automatically at a specified lifecycle state or substate, or
that is exposed to the subscriber. Lifecycle actions contain the following information:

A reference to a process definition, which contains the logic for executing the function.

The property values that are inputs to the process definition.
What are lifecycle states?
A lifecycle state represents a step within the DCAA service provisioning and de-provisioning lifecycles.
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States are either transition states or stable states.
The following transition states are represented in the diagram as curved, arrow icons:

Initializing

Reserving

Deploying

Undeploying

Un-reserving

Un- initializing
The following stable states (except for Described and Finalized) are represented in the diagram as shaded,
oval icons:

Described - lifecycle actions cannot be specified at this state

Initialized

Reserved

Deployed

Finalized - lifecycle actions cannot be specified at this state
What is a modifying state?
The modifying state is a special transition state that indicates a subscriber has chosen to modify a
subscription, and the changes are being processed by the lifecycle engine. The modifying state is shown in
the diagram to the right of the other lifecycle states.
The only service components that are processed during the modifying state are those service components
that have a Subscriber Option property that gets its value directly from a target binding, or those service
components that have a source binding that gets its value indirectly from such a target binding.
The only resource offerings that are processed during the modifying state are those associated with service
components that are processed during the modifying state.
What are lifecycle substates?
A lifecycle substate is a further refinement of a lifecycle transition state. Stable states do not have
substates. When defining a lifecycle action at a transition state, you must also specify the substate for the
action. Substates are represented in the diagram as tabs just beneath the lifecycle diagram. The substates
are:
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
Pre-Transition

Transition

Post-Transition

Failure
To see the list of all lifecycle actions for a resource offering:
1. In the Offerings tab select the Display Name of the offering for which you want to see a list of
lifecycle actions.
2. In the Lifecycle tab, in the right pane (shown below) click the Expand All
(
) icon. In the
list, you can see all lifecycle actions configured for each state and substate.
View Properties of a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering
1. For more information about lifecycles, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
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To view the properties of a lifecycle action for a resource offering
2. In the Offerings tab select the Display Name of the resource offering whose lifecycle action
properties you want to view.
3. In the Lifecycle tab, select the lifecycle state that contains the lifecycle action whose properties
you want to view. For more information about states and substates, see "Lifecycle Actions for
Resource Offerings".
4. Select the lifecycle substate (located directly beneath the lifecycle state diagram), if applicable,
that contains the lifecycle action whose properties you want to view.
5. From the list of actions, select the Display Name of the lifecycle action whose properties you
want to view.
6. For descriptions of the properties in the Summary tab, see the topic "Create a Lifecycle Action for
a Resource Offering".
7. For descriptions of the properties in the Properties tab, see the topic "Edit Properties of a
Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering".
Create a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering
For more information about lifecycles, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
Before you create lifecycle actions, be sure you have the latest process definitions from HP Operations
Orchestration. For instructions about how to do this, see the section "Import HP Operations Orchestration
Flows" in this Guide.
To create a lifecycle action for a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab select the Display Name of the offering for which you want to create a
lifecycle action.
2. In the Lifecycle tab, on the lifecycle state diagram, select the lifecycle state in which you want to
create an action. For more information about states and substates, see "Lifecycle Actions for
Resource Offerings".
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3. Select the lifecycle substate (located directly beneath the lifecycle state diagram), if applicable, in
which you want to create an action.
4. In the toolbar, select the Create
( ) icon.
5. Provide the information described in the table below.
6. After creating a new lifecycle action, specify values for the action input properties as described in
"Edit Properties of a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering".
Item
Description
Process
Select a process engine, which is a container for process definitions. You can select
Engine
either the Internal process engine or one of the HP Operations Orchestration (OO)
engines.
Process
Select a process definition, which is configured to run a specified internal action (see
Definition
the table below for the list of internal actions) or external action.
Complete the following Identification fields:
Display
The name you provide for the lifecycle action.
Name
Description
The description you provide for the lifecycle action.
Operations
These options are available only for actions created in stable lifecycle states
Portal
(Initialized, Reserved, and Deployed).
Options

Visible - When checked, this indicates that the lifecycle action will be
available to be run in the Operations Portal. The box is checked by default for
actions created in stable lifecycle states.
Execution
The execution order for the lifecycle action, which is relative to other lifecycle actions
Order
for this lifecycle state or substate, if applicable. Lifecycle actions are executed in
ascending order.
Execution
Properties
Specify the following:

Fail on Error - If selected, this indicates that provisioning or de-provisioning
will stop if the lifecycle action fails. The default selection is false for actions
created in the Un-deploying, Un-reserving, and Un-initializing states.

Error on Timeout - If selected, this indicates that provisioning or deprovisioning will stop if the lifecycle action times out.
Timeout
The time to wait until a timeout occurs for the lifecycle action. Set this field to zero (0)
(seconds)
if you do not want the action to timeout.
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Note: See the table in this document, “HP DCAA 1.00 Internal Actions” for descriptions of the out-ofthe-box internal actions that ship with DCAA.
Delete a Lifecycle Action from a Resource Offering
For more information about lifecycles, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
To delete a lifecycle action from a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab select the Display Name of the offering from which you want to delete a
lifecycle action.
2. In the Lifecycle tab, on the lifecycle state diagram, select the lifecycle state from which you want
to delete an action. For more information about lifecycles, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource
Offerings".
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3. Select the lifecycle substate (located directly beneath the lifecycle state diagram), if applicable,
from which you want to delete an action.
4. From the list of actions, highlight the action you want to delete.
5. In the toolbar, select the Delete (
) icon.
6. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Edit Properties of a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering
For more information about lifecycles, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
To edit a lifecycle action for a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab select the Display Name of the offering whose lifecycle action you want to
edit.
2. In the Lifecycle tab, select the lifecycle state that contains the action you want to edit. For more
information about states and substates, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
3. Select the lifecycle substate (located directly beneath the lifecycle state diagram), if applicable,
that contains the action you want to edit.
4. From the list of actions, select the Display Name of the action whose properties you want to edit.
5. In the Summary tab, you can edit properties as described in the "Create a Lifecycle Action for a
Resource Offering".
6. In the Properties tab, you can specify action input properties whose values are passed to the
process definition prior to invoking the action. Either type an input value or click the Token Icon
(
) to select a token, which is a DCAA system value that is automatically resolved internally
when the property is read. Token values are available only for string properties and are not
available for Boolean or integer properties. See the table below for a description of the tokens
available for resource offering lifecycle actions.
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7. Input properties for actions defined on stable states can also be marked as Visible or Editable:
a. Visible - indicates that this input property can be made visible in the Operations Portal.
b. Editable - indicates that this input property can be edited in the Operations Portal.
The following tokens are available for resource offering lifecycle actions:
Token
Description
Parent Service
Resolves to the Service Component ID of the parent service
Component ID
component. The Service Component ID refers to the service component
([TOKEN:PRN_
that the resource offering is associated with in a service design.
COMPONENT_ID])
Resource Binding ID
Resolves to the Resource Binding ID that was created at subscription
([TOKEN:RSC_
time.
BINDING_ID])
Resource Subscription
Resolves to the Resource Subscription ID that was created from the
ID ([TOKEN:RSC_
Resource Offering at subscription time.
SUBSCRIPTION_ID])
Selected Provider ID
Resolves to the Provider ID that was selected at subscription time.
([TOKEN:RSC_
PROVIDER_ID])
Selected Resource Pool
Resolves to the Resource Pool ID that was selected at subscription
ID ([TOKEN:RSC_
time.
POOL_ID])
Service Blueprint ID
Resolves to the Service Blueprint ID.
([TOKEN:SVC_
BLUEPRINT_ID])
Service Catalog ID
Resolves to the Service Catalog ID that was used at subscription time.
([TOKEN:SVC_
CATALOG_ID])
Service Component ID
Resolves to the Service Component ID. The Service Component ID
([TOKEN:SVC_
refers to the service component that the resource offering is associated
COMPONENT_ID])
with in a service design.
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Token
Description
Service Component Type
Resolves to the Service Component Type (for example, Server). The
([TOKEN:SVC_
Service Component Type refers to the service component that the
COMPONENT_TYPE])
resource offering is associated with in a service design.
Service Instance ID
Resolves to the Service Instance ID created at subscription time.
([TOKEN:SVC_
INSTANCE_ID])
Service Offering ID
Resolves to the Service Offering ID.
([TOKEN:SVC_
OFFERING_ID])
Service Request
Resolves to the Organization ID associated with the service request.
Organization ID
([TOKEN:REQ_ORG_
ID])
Service Request User ID
Resolves to the User ID associated with the service request.
([TOKEN:REQ_USER_
ID])
Subscriber's Email
Resolves to the subscriber's email address.
Address ([TOKEN:SVC_
SUBSCRIPTION_
EMAIL])
Subscriber's
Resolves to the Organization ID associated with the subscriber.
Organization ID
([TOKEN:USR_ORG_
ID])
Subscription ID
Resolves to the Subscription ID created at subscription time.
([TOKEN:SVC_
SUBSCRIPTION_ID])
Move a Lifecycle Action for a Resource Offering
For more information about lifecycles, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
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To move a lifecycle action for a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab select the Display Name of the offering whose you lifecycle action you want
to move.
2. In the Lifecycle tab, select the lifecycle state that contains the action you want to move. For more
information about states and substates, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
3. Select the lifecycle substate (located directly beneath the lifecycle state diagram), if applicable,
that contains the action you want to move.
4. From the list of actions, highlight the action you want to move.
5. In the toolbar, select the Move
(
) icon.
6. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Target
The new state for the lifecycle action.
Lifecycle State
Target
The new substate, if applicable, for the lifecycle action. For more information about
Lifecycle
states and substates, see "Lifecycle Actions for Resource Offerings".
Substate
Target
The execution order for the lifecycle action relative to other lifecycle actions for
Lifecycle
this lifecycle state. Lifecycle actions are executed in ascending order.
Execution
Order
Custom Resource Offering Properties
For more information about resource offerings, see "Resource Offerings (Sequenced Designs)”.
Custom properties for resource offerings are user-defined properties that are used for communicating
properties and values to providers to customize the functional service they provide. The custom properties
can be used to provide any information that is expected by an HP Operations Orchestration flow. For
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example, you can use custom properties for a resource offering to provide a specific VM_ TEMPLATE_NAME
value to an instance of VMware vCenter.
See the following related topics:

"View Custom Resource Offering Properties"

"Create Custom Resource Offering Properties"

"Delete Custom Resource Offering Properties"

"Edit Custom Resource Offering Properties"
View Custom Resource Offering Properties
For more information about custom offering properties, see "Custom Resource Offering Properties" on the
previous page.
To view custom properties for a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab, click the Display Name of the offering whose custom properties you want to
view.
2. In the Properties tab, you can see the custom properties created for the offering.
Create Custom Resource Offering Properties
For more information about custom offering properties, see "Custom Resource Offering Properties" on the
previous page.
To create a custom property for a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab, click the Display Name of the offering whose custom properties you want to
create.
2. In the Properties tab, click the Create (
) icon.
3. Provide the following information:
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Item
Description
Type
Select one of the following:

Boolean - A property whose value is true or false.

List - A property whose value is a list of String values.

Integer - A property whose value is a positive or negative
whole number or zero.

String - A property whose value is a sequence of
characters.
You cannot edit this value after the property has been created.
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Item
Description
Property
For Boolean properties:
Details

Name - A unique name for the property.

Display Name - The display name for the property.

Description - A description of the property.

Property Value - Select true or false.
For List properties:

Name - A unique name for the property.

Display Name - The display name for the property.

Description - A description of the property.

Value Entry Method: - Select Manual Entry to provide
Specified Values for this field, as described
below.

Specified Values - Click the Add Value (
) icon to add
a new value, or click the Remove Selected Value(s) icon
(
) to remove a selected value.
For Integer properties:

Name - A unique name for the property.

Display Name - The display name for the property.

Description - A description of the property.

Property Value - Select or type a positive or negative whole
number or zero. If you enter a decimal number, the value will
be truncated to the nearest integer.

The maximum allowed integer value is “2147483647”; the
minimum integer value is “ -2147483648”. If you enter a
value outside these bounds the value will be automatically
converted to the closest maximum or minimum value.
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Item
Description
For String properties:

Name - A uniquename for the property.

Display Name - The display name for the property.

Description - A description of the property.

Property Value- Typea stringof characters.

Confidential Data- Select this boxto mask thevaluesso
that they cannot be read in the user interface; no encryption
of the value is performed.
Delete Custom Resource Offering Properties
For more information about custom properties for offerings, see "Custom Resource Offering Properties".
To delete custom properties from a resource offering
1. In the Offerings tab, click the Display Name of the offering whose custom properties you want to
delete.
2. In the Properties tab, select the custom properties you want to delete.
3. Click the Delete (
) icon.
4. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
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Edit Custom Resource Offering Properties
1. For more information about custom offering properties, see "Create Custom Resource
Offering Properties".
To edit custom properties for a resource offering
2. In the Offerings tab, click the Display Name of the offering whose custom properties you want to
edit.
3. In the Properties tab, click the Name of the property you want to edit.
4. Edit, as desired. For descriptions of the specific attributes, see "Create Custom Resource
Offering Properties".
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Categories
Categories allow you to classify resource offerings for improved filtering and identification. HP DCAA
includes some pre-defined categories out-of-the-box (shown below), or you can create your own. A category
is associated with a resource offering and can be used when assigning resource offerings to service
designs.
Service components within a service design can accept offering assignments only for those offerings with a
category that is supported by the service component type. For example, a Server service component can be
associated with offerings from a category of Compute (among others), while a Software Application
Service component can be associated with offerings with a category of Application Categories are available
by selecting the By Category tab in the left navigation pane.
View Categories
For more information about categories, see "Categories" on the previous page.
1. Select the By Category tab.
2. The categories list is displayed.
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Create a Category
For more information about categories, see "Categories".
To create a category
1. In the left navigation pane, select the By Category tab.
2. In the left navigation pane toolbar, click the Create (
) icon.
3. Provide the following information:
Item
Description
Display
The display name you provide for the category.
Name
Description The description you provide for the category.
Image
An image that displays for the category. Click Change Image. Choose the image you
want, and click Select. Click Upload Image to add your own image. Supported file
extensions include .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png. The recommended image size is 256
by 256 pixels, and the image will be scaled to the appropriate size. The images are
stored in the %CSA_HOME%\jbossas\standalone\deployments\csa.war\images\library folder of the HP DCAA
server.
Delete a Category
For more information about categories, see "Categories".
A category cannot be deleted if any offerings are using it. Out-of-the-box categories also cannot be deleted.
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To delete a category
1. In the By Category toolbar, click the Edit (
) icon.
2. In the Edit Categories properties sheet, select the category you want to delete.
3. Click the Delete (
) icon.
4. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Edit Properties of a Category
For more information about categories, see "Categories".
To edit a category
1. In the By Category toolbar, click the Edit
(
) icon.
2. In the Edit Categories properties sheet, click the Display Name of a category.
3. For descriptions of the specific properties, see the topic "Create a Category".
Offerings
Concepts
You can configure default property values, attach documents to a service offering (e.g., service level
agreements, terms and conditions) and add screenshots, which are images and captions that provide
the user with a visual representation of the offering.
Offerings are published into a catalog before becoming available to subscribers in the HP Operations
Portal. Any changes made to the HP DCAA offering are visible in the HP Operations Portal once it is
published.
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You can also create new offerings for any fulfillment system that is compatible with HP DCAA. For
compatibility information, see the HP DCAA Support Matrix.
Best Practice
Important Note: HP recommends that you make a copy or version of the OOTB base offering or
service design (1.0.0) before making any modifications. During routine HP maintenance updates,
the 1.0.0 version of all service designs and service offerings will be updated and overwritten.
Tasks
Within Offerings you can create new offerings or modify existing offerings. You can also browse and
search offerings and manage offering tags within Offerings.
You can do the following tasks in Offerings:

Create Offerings

Modify Offerings

Manage Tags
Create Offerings
You can create Offerings from the All Offerings page.
Tasks
1. From the HP DCAA Administration Console, click the Offerings tile. The All Offerings page
opens.
2. Click the Create button at the bottom of the All Offerings page.
3. Fill in the Create Offerings dialog fields:
a. Click Service Design. The Select Design window opens, allowing you to select a design
from the drop-down list (For example, Manage Servers Sequenced Design).
b. Once selected, click Close.
c. Type the Display Name of the new offering.
d. Type the offering Description.
4. Select Base Offering On if you want to base your new offering off an existing offering, which will
inherit attributes of that offering. If you skip this step, the new offering will be based on the initial
basic service design you selected.
5. Click Done when finished.
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6. Select an image to use as the offering icon. HP provides several icons to choose from, or you can
import your own custom icon. To select an icon from the image library:
a. Click the Change Image button.
b. Scroll through the icons in the image library. When you find an icon you like, select it. The
selected icon will display a highlighted background.
c. Click the blue Select button. Your icon will appear under Image.
7. To create a custom icon:
a. Click the Change Image button.
b. Click the green Upload button.
c. Select an appropriately sized icon from your system, and then click Open. Note the following
recommendations:
o
File type: PNG
o
Image size: 256x256
o
File size: Maximum 1 MB
d. Click the Select button. The new icon appears in the image library for you to select.
e. Select the new image from the image library, and then click Select to finish.
8. Select Tags from the Select Tags link below image if there are tags associated with the Offering.
7. When you finish, click Create. The new offering appears in the All Offerings page list.
Modify Offerings
To modify offerings, use the configuration settings available on the following tabs:

Overview

Publishing

Options

Pricing

Documents
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
Screenshots

Versions
Overview
Concepts
The Overview tab allows you to view details, edit, and delete the selected service offering.
You can view the Display Name, Version Name, Description, Access Control, Default
Approval Policy Selected Service Design, Image, Tags, and the content of the offering on this tab.
Tasks
The following options are available from the Overview details page:

Save As – allows you to make a copy of an offering using the existing service design and
version.

Create New Version– allows you to create a new version of an offering using your existing
service design. NOTE: you can only change the version, display name, image, tags, and
description of the new version offering; you cannot change the service design.

Export– this option will automatically create a zip file containing the entire offering, which
can then be emailed to another user.
Publishing
Concepts
Service offerings are published into one or more catalogs so that they are available in the Operations
Portal. Offerings can be published into the Global Shared Catalog, which is shared among all
organizations, or into an organization-specific catalog. Within a catalog, Categories reflect logical
groupings of related services. You can publish an offering only once to a catalog.
Tasks
To publish an Offering, click on the Publish button, then complete the following fields:
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
To Catalog - Select from the list of available catalogs or click Search to filter the list.

In Category - Categories are filtered according to your catalog selection.

Approval Policy - Within HP DCAA, there are three types of approval policies:
o
The default approval policy is No Approval. It is very common practice to not have a
policy associated with an offering.
o
Catalog Level Policy (front-end): This approval policy is evaluated first. If the request is
approved, the back-end approval is then evaluated. Changing the approval policy here
does not change the default catalog approval policy. Note that you cannot configure an
approval policy for offerings published in the Global Shared Catalog.
o
Delegated Policy (back-end): These are policies that are defined for services/offerings from
an aggregation source before being aggregated into a catalog. If you order this service, HP
DCAA recognizes an approval is necessary and allows you to set it in the Operations Portal.
Once you have selected a catalog, category, and approval policy for your offering, click Publish.
Once your offering is published, you can change the approval policy or unpublish the offering within
the Publishing tab.

Unpublish - If you want to change the attributes of a published service offering, e.g., add
documents, change options, add screenshots, you can unpublish the service offering by clicking
Unpublish button. Click Unpublish, make the necessary changes, then click Publish to republish the offering.

Change Approval – click on this button if you want to change the approval policy for an
offering already published in the catalog.
Best Practice
Using the Unpublish feature retains the properties and attributes of an offering you have created but
need to change. Use this option rather than rebuilding a totally new offering with slightly different
properties from your original offering.
You can click to sort your catalogs by clicking on the Catalog Organization, Category, or Approval
Policy links. Click once to sort by ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.
Options
Concepts
On the Options tab, you can view properties chosen for an entire offering.
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Typically, properties and attributes are chosen at the time of offering is created. Once an Offering
is published, they are viewable in the Options tab, but are not editable.
Properties include:

Device Management (includes Remediate Patch and Software Policies for a Device
Group or Individual Server)

Email Notifications

Server Information (includes Provision a network-booted Server and New Virtual
Server, Provision Server, New Virtual Server Details, Virtual Server – Attributes, Storage
Options, and Network Options)

Server Attributes ( includes Attach Server to a Customer or Device Group)

Ticket ID
Tasks
The following tasks are available:
Hide/Show Properties
Click this link to show or hide properties within an option set.
Collapse the option set and options.
Expand the option set and options.
Show or hide an option set, option, or property; determines visibility
in the Operations Portal.
Lock or unlock an option set to disallow or allow the subscriber to
modify the default option selections within an option set. When an
option set or property is locked, all options within the option set are
also locked.
Edit the option set name or option name.
Add or update the image associated with the option set or option.
Move the option down within an option set.
Move the option up within an option set.
Drag and drop the option within an option set.
Collapse the entire option set, including options and properties
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For the main four types of service designs available in HP DCAA, the following is a table of
which options will display in the Options tab:
Options for Service Designs
Manage Servers
Properties
Email Notifications, Ticket ID
Install Server Automation (SA) Agent
Server Details
Provision Servers
Server Information, Server Attributes, Email
Notifications, Ticket ID
Server Policy Remediation
Device Management, Email Notifications,
Ticket ID
DCAA Offering
Pricing
Concepts
Pricing is setup within an offering when it is created. Once an offering is published, you will not be
able to change pricing within Offerings.
Tasks
You can view the following information:
Service Offering Pricing
Item
Description
Base Initial
The base price for the service offering, excluding the price of all selected options.
Price
Base
The price charged for each recurring period.
Recurring
Price
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Currency
The desired currency for the service offering.
Recurring
The desired recurring period for the service offering pricing, which indicates how
Period
often the recurring price is charged.
Option Name:
Option name includes the following options:

Device Management

Email Notification and Ticket ID (Optional)

Server Details

Server Information
Selected Totals:

Initial with Options

Recurring with Options
Documents
Concepts
You can attach documents of any type, such as service level agreements or terms and conditions, to
service offerings. You have the option of making documents visible in the Operations Portal. File size
per document should not exceed 15 MB, total size of all documents attached cannot exceed 100 MB.
Tasks
Once a document is added, you have the following options:

Visibility - Click the eye icon if you want this document visible to users in the Operations Portal.
 Delete
The Administrator can choose to disable the Visibility and Delete options on the offering. You can attach a
document into an offering at the time of its creation, however you cannot edit the document once it has
been published.
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Best Practices

You can add multiple documents to an offering at one time.

You can rearrange the order of multiple documents by dragging and dropping.

Use Reset to revert back to any unsaved edits (such as a file name change) or to completely reset
the form and clear out all unsaved documents.
Screenshots
Concepts
Screenshots are images and captions associated with a service offering that provide visual
representations of the offering's views exposed in the Operations Portal. File size per image should
not exceed 15 MB; total size of all images attached cannot exceed 100 MB. Images must be in JPG or
24-bit PNG format with a maximum size of 5000 x 5000 pixels.
Tasks
Once a screenshot is added, you have the following options:

Visibility - Click the eye icon (

Delete

Edit Screenshot Name - The caption defaults to the associated screenshot name, but can be
) if you want this image visible to users in the Operations Portal.
edited (including removing the file extension).
Best Practices

You can add multiple screenshots to an offering at the time of creating your offering.

You can rearrange the order of multiple screenshots by dragging and dropping during creation. You
cannot edit the screenshot at a later time.

Use Reset to revert back to any unsaved edits (such as a file name change) or to completely reset
the form and clear out all unsaved images.

You can attach a screenshot into an offering at the time of its creation, however you cannot
edit the screenshot once the offering has been published. You must unpublish your offering,
then re-publish it. See the Publishing topic in this document.
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Versions
The Versions tab lists the multiple offering versions based on the same offering or sequenced
design. It also allows you to create a new version from a listed offering.
Click Create New Version to create an offering. See the topic Create Offering in this document for
more information.
Clicking on the Admin button in the top right corner of the screen allows you to access HP DCAA
Product Licensing information, and Logout of the appliance.
Clicking on the Help will take you to other HP DCAA content and resources available at
www.hp.com/go/dcaa.
Manage Tags
Tags are user-defined, color-coded labels and images used to provide a structure for organizing and
grouping service offerings. Once associated to an offering, tags display with the offering name in
Browse Designs. The only pre-created category is labeled All, which is where all offerings are stored
if you do not create any tags. You cannot edit, delete, or assign the All category. An offering can be
assigned to multiple tag categories.
Catalogs
Concepts
Use the Catalogs area of the HP DCAA Administration Console to create and manage service
catalogs. These service catalogs allow you to publish service offerings to the Operations Portal.
You can start using the Catalogs area by configuring the automatically created default catalog (Global
Shared Catalog) or you can manually create a new catalog and associate it with an organization.
Multiple catalogs can be associated with the same organization. Any changes made to the Global
Shared Catalog will be visible in every organization's Operations Portal. The Global Shared Catalog
does not contain Access Control or Approval Policies, and cannot be deleted or imported.
Tasks

Create a catalog - Choose the organization the service catalog will be associated with, along with
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the name, description, and image. Then configure the catalog by providing information in the
following pages, organized by these tabs:

o
Overview
o
Access Control
o
Approval Policies
o
Categories
o
Offerings
o
Environments
Import a catalog – you can import an existing catalog from another organization. The
Import Catalog feature allows you to select Archive File, Choose Organization that hosts
the catalog, and then select an Option to either Import or Update the catalog. Once you
have made your selections, click Import to process the request.

Click on the Card View or Table View to change how the catalogs are displayed.
Overview
Concepts
The Overview tab provides a detailed summary of the selected catalog, including information about
default approval policy, access control, and published offerings. This tab allows you to view the
Display Name, Description, Organization, Access Control, Default Approval Policy, and Image
of the catalog. You can also see how many Published Offerings and Categories are associated with
this catalog. You can also Export the Catalog of available offerings into a WinZip file for use with
external systems.
Tasks
Tasks available:

Edit - Allows you to edit the name, description, and image associated to the catalog.

Export
Access Control
Concepts
Access Control is used to assign LDAP groups to a catalog. You can choose whether a service
catalog is visible to all authenticated users of a consumer organization or just a subset of users.
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To make a catalog visible to all authenticated users of a consumer organization, determine the LDAP
groups that have been added to the Organizations area of the Propel Management Console and
ensure all the same LDAP groups appear in the Access Control area for the service catalog.
Otherwise, you will get an error message. For a manually created service catalog, this action happens
automatically when the catalog is created. For an organization's automatically created catalog, you
must manually add these LDAP groups.
Tasks
Tasks available:

Add Group - Before you add a group, LDAP groups need to be configured in the Propel
Management Console Organizations area. Add Group is used to manage access control by
adding LDAP groups to the catalog. You can select from existing named DNs or enter your own
name for the group or organization unit DN, and then enter a group or organization unit DN.

Edit - Used to change a group name or a group DN.

Delete
Best Practices
You can sort the groups shown in ascending/descending order by clicking on the Organization/Group
link.
Approval Policies
Concepts
The Approval Policies area is used to manage approval policies for the selected catalog. This tab is
only available when configuring a user-defined catalog (not the Global Shared Catalog).
Approval Policies are based on one of three template types (see table below). None of these templates
are pre-configured as they are LDAP dependent. When a catalog is first created, an approval policy is
automatically created from the User Context Template.
Template Types:
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Named
Approver
Template
Use this template to assign one or more users from the organization as approvers
for all subscription requests. You can also set the number of approvals required
for a subscription request to be fulfilled.
If selected, provide the following information:
 Add Approver - Provide the LDAP user name of the approver you want
to add, and click Add Approver. Repeat to add more approvers.


Minimum Approvals - Select the minimum number of approvals
required for a subscription request to be fulfilled.
Check Automatic Approval, if desired, and provide the following
information:
o Automatic Approve/Deny - Select one of the following replies:
 Approved - Automatically approve the request when
the specified Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in
days) period has elapsed.

o
Named Group
Template
Denied - Automatically deny the request when the
specified Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days)
period has elapsed.
Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) - Select the
number of days after which, if no response is made, the
automatic approval or rejection will occur.
Use this template to base approvals on an LDAP group.
If selected, provide the following information:
Add Group - Select or type the DN for the LDAP group or organizational
until you want to use for approvals. The members of the selected group (at
the time of the request) will be set as approvers of the request.
Minimum Approvals - Select the minimum number of approvals required
for a subscription request to be fulfilled.
Check Automatic Approval, if desired, and provide the following
information:


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o Approved - Automatically approve the request when the specified
o Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) period has
elapsed.
o Denied - Automatically deny the request when the specified
Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) period has
elapsed.
Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) - Select the number of
days after which, if no response is made, the automatic approval or
rejection will occur.
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User Context
Template
Use this template to base approvals on LDAP membership settings and
structure, as configured in the Organizations area of the .Propel Management
Console
If selected, provide the following information:
 Approval Levels - Select the number of managers in the organization
chain who will be asked to approve the request. For example, if you select
two, the subscriber's first- and second-level manager will be required to
approve the request.

Check Automatic Approval, if desired, and provide the following
information:

Automatic Approve/Deny - Select one of the following replies:
o Approved - Automatically approve the request when the specified
o Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) period has
elapsed.
o Denied - Automatically deny the request when the specified
Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) period has
elapsed.

Wait Time for Automatic Approval (in days) - Select the number of
days after which, if no response is made, the automatic approval or
rejection will occur.
Tasks
Tasks available:

Edit an existing approval policy - All fields are editable except for the Approval Policy
Template.

Delete a policy - Deletes the policy that you created (not the template itself).

Add a policy - Enter a name, select one of the four template types, and use the check box if the
policy should be automatically approved.

Set Default Policy - The default policy used when publishing service offerings.
Best Practices

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catalogs for which they will be approving subscription requests.
You can sort policies in ascending/descending order by clicking on the Approval Policy
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Categories
Concepts
Categories are used to group service offerings within a service catalog. The Categories tab provides a
way to manage the categories within the selected catalog. The list of categories can be organized
alphabetically in ascending or descending order by clicking the up / down arrow. This view includes
the number of offerings assigned to each category.
Tasks
Available tasks:

Add Category - Provide a name for the new category.

Edit - Allows you to change the Display Name.

Delete - You cannot delete a category that has any service offerings assigned.
Offerings
Concepts
The Offerings tab shows service offerings that have been published into the selected catalog including
the date and category. A published service offering displays in the Operations Portal in the category to
which to which is was assigned. By default, a service offering inherits its approval process and
approval policy from the default set in the service catalog.
Tasks
Available tasks:

Change Approval - You can change the approval policy for an offering in a catalog if another
policy is available.

Unpublish - Unpublishing removes the service offering from the category.

Add Offering – allows you to add an existing offering and publish it into the catalog within a
new category.

Link to the offering - The name of the published offering within Catalogs is a link that opens the
offering in the Overview tab of the Offerings component in the HP DCAA Management Console.
Click on the offering link to view and edit the contents of the offering. You can return to Catalogs by
clicking on the Catalogs tab on the HP DCAA dashboard, which will open a new tab where you can
login to Catalogs.
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
The All Categories drop-down list allows you to sort the available offerings in the catalog by
individual category, such as Accessory, Application Servers, and Backup Services. You will then
be able to view and select offerings from that category.
Best Practices
The Add Offering button allows you to add and publish an offering directly into the catalog you are
currently using. You can publish the offering into a new category so it is viewable by a different set of
customers.
Environments
Concepts
This option allows you to select Resource Environments for HP DCAA. You can sort the various
available resource environments in ascending or descending order.
Tasks
Available tasks:
Select Environments – allows you to choose from various (OS) environments.
 Click the Select Environments button.
 Use the Add / Remove buttons to add or remove environments.
 Click Save when finished.
Operations
The Operations component allows you to view how the users of a given organization are handling
subscription requests over time. Perhaps more training or exposure is needed for a certain group of
users – this component gives a complete snapshot, allowing you to see who is successful or needs
more guidance in using HP DCAA offerings and services.
When you login to Operations, you will see the name of the catalog and all User types that subscribe
to services in that particular catalog.
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Ex. Operations - Server Automation Consumer Organization
On the Users page, you can view and sort services by clicking on User Name. This page includes
these categories for sorting: Email Address, Most Active Subscriptions, Most Pending
Subscriptions, Most Paused Subscriptions, Most Canceled Subscriptions, Most Expired,
Most Failed Subscriptions, Most Pending Requests, and Most Recent Request Date. Click on
the most relevant attribute, then click Refresh or click on the User type you want more detail on (Ex.
consumerAdmin).
The Operations status window is organized into these three categories:
User Name | Subscription Summary | Request Summary
This screen displays the User types and the status of all services each User is subscribed to, giving
a useful service usage snapshot.
View Subscriptions window below ‘Subscription Summary’ has 6 features: Active, Pending,
Paused, Canceled, Expired, and Failed. If you hover over each status icon (see example below)
the name of the icon appears. Click on the user link to get more granular detail about the activity
level of this group of Users.
To view subscriber information for an organization
1. In the left pane of the Operations area, select the name of the organization whose subscriber
information you want to view; the subscriber information displays in the Users tab. Note that the
list of subscribers shown is the list of users who have logged into the Operations Portal at least
once.
2. Use the drop-down box to select an option for sorting.
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3. You see the following information for each user:
Note: Only subscriptions submitted by the subscriber are included in the list of subscriptions; any
subscriptions submitted for a group the subscriber belongs to (that were not submitted by the
subscriber) are not included in the list. Subscriptions submitted for a group are identified by the
Group (
) icon.
Item
Description
User Name
The user name (and associated email address) that the Subscriber uses to log
into the Operations Portal.
Subscription
The number of subscriptions with the status:
Summary
Active
Pending
Paused
Canceled
Expired
Failed
For a more detailed description of each status, see "View Subscriptions for a
User" below.
Request
The number of requests in the following state:
Summary
Pending Approval
Last Request Date -The date of the most recent subscription request made by
this subscriber.
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Request Summary shows subs pending approval and the Last Request Date of a subscription.
Refresh button updates all of the above services in the Operations summary screen.
Clicking on the catalog link (Server Automation in the example below) will also redisplay all Users.
Operations Portal
Overview
The Operations Portal is the initial entry point your users will have to the rest of the HP DCAA system.
Sidebar menu:
You will find the following features on the Sidebar Menu, located in the upper left hand portion of your
screen:

Dashboard

Browse Catalog

Notifications

Review Requests

Requests

Subscriptions

My Services
Dashboard
You will find the following navigation features on the Dashboard:

The Services Banner lists the New Releases and Most Requested Offerings.

Services lists the following Offerings: All Services, New Releases, Featured Services, and
Popular Services.

Manage Subscriptions: Here you will find All Subscriptions and Expiring Soon, and Most
Requested offerings. These offerings vary based on the most requested or used offerings in your
HP DCAA environment.
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
More Actions: Here you will find Notifications / My Services / My Orders / Review Requests

Discover More: this section includes the functional Widgets OOTB: Recent Subscriptions,
Date/Time, link to HP DCAA
Browse Catalog
The following fields in Browse Catalog gives you the ability to find and sort offerings using a variety of
methods:

Search Window – allows the user to search for an offering by name, version, or service design.

All Categories:
 Accessory
 Server Management

All Service Types
 Approval Required
 No Approval Required

Sort
 Newest First
 Oldest First
 Most Expensive
 Least Expensive
 Reverse Alphabetical

Display – Click on the Card View (Tile View) or Table View to change how the catalogs are
displayed.
Within Browse Catalog, you can click on any Offering to view its details and make changes to it.
To see more information on managing or making changes to individual Offerings, look at these two topics in
this document:
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HP DCAA Specific Offerings - Server
Management Category
NOTE: for HP DCAA specific Offerings, the Show More Details button (ON | OFF) is switched to
ON by default when viewing any offering. This button allows for more detail on selecting offerings,
and should be in the ON position for best results.
Install Server Automation (SA) Agent
Installs the HP Server Automation Agent. This service offering installs the management agent on a target
server to be discovered and managed by HP Server Automation for application provisioning and ongoing
lifecycle management. Note: HP DCAA supports installing the SA agent one server at a time.
Subscribing to the Offering / Server Details
Select the details of the Server to Manage:
1.
Log on to the Operations Portal (https://< ipaddress>:8079)
2.
Click All Services.
3.
Select the offering Install Server Automation Agent.
4. Create a Server IP or Hostname– this is a required field.
5. Enter the Administrator User Name for the user with Admin rights on the server – this is a
required field.
6. Enter the Administrator User Password – this is a required field.
7. OS Family – select the Server OS family for the server from the dropdown menu.
8. Facility – select one of the facilities listed, where the server is hosted.
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1. Perform Checkout: include Subscription Name and service Description, Subscribing Period (the time period your
subscription will operate). Optionally, you can Attach Documents to the service that are relevant to the user
subscribing to the service.
2. Subscribe to the service by selecting Submit Request.
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Manage Servers
Manage the entire server lifecycle. This service offering allows you to deploy and remediate pre-defined
software policies and applications, scripts and patch policies to individual servers.
Subscribing to the Offering
1. Log on to the Operations Portal: (https://< DCAA_hostname or ipaddress >:8079)
2. Click All Services.
3. Select the offering Manage Servers.
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4. Select server name from the available dropdown which lists all managed servers in HPSA.
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5. If subscriber selects Install Software Package option, the dropdown list shows all available packages
for the selected server; one or more packages can be selected at a time. To skip this option, select“-NONE--” in the dropdown list.
6. Subscriber can choose to run additional software and patch policies as applicable to the selected server;
as before, one or more policies can be selected at a time. To skip any option, select “--NONE--” in
dropdown list.
NOTE: Ubuntu Patch Policies can be found under the Run Additional Software Policies list.
7. If subscriber chooses to run a server script on the selected server, it can be chosen from the Run Server
Scripts option which will lists the applicable scripts present in SA. To skip this option, select “--NONE--”.
8. NOTE: While Running PowerShell scripts, or if a software package or policy contains a PowerShell script,
permission must be granted on the managed server by running the following command in the PowerShell
command prompt: set-executionpolicy unrestricted.
9. Additional options to send e-mail notifications and attach a ticket ID to track a job in SA are also available for
the subscriber. These options are not mandatory, and can be used only when necessary.
10.
Perform Checkout and submit after reviewing all the subscription details.
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11.
When the subscription becomes active, click on the subscription to see details.
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Provision Servers
This offering allows you to provision the Operating System (OS) for the physical / virtual VMware or nonVMware virtual servers on your network.
Subscribing to the Offering
1. Log on to the Operations Portal: (https://< DCAA_hostname or ipaddress >:8079)
2. Click All Services.
3. Select the offering Provision Servers.
4. Options: you will see options for provisioning a New Physical Server and A New Virtual Server. For
more information, see the topics for adding New Physical Server and adding a New Virtual Server,
below.
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Provision Servers - top / bottom page
5. Complete the details and click Checkout.
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6. Verify the details and edit options.
7. Click Submit Request.
10. Open the Subscriptions tab to monitor the status of your subscription.
To Provision a New Physical Server or Virtual Server
New Physical Server:
1) On the Server Information page, Click on the Provision a network booted Server radio button.
2) Select the Unprovisioned Server from the dropdown list of available servers.
3) Select the OS Build Plan.
4) Create a name for the server in the Host Name Prefix field.
Regarding Server Attributes, you can optionally choose to Attach a Server to a Customer or a Server
Group:
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1) Select Attach Server to a Customer.
2) Select the appropriate Customer name from the dropdown.
3) Select Attach Server to a Device Group.
4) Select from available device groups; this field is required if you are attaching to device groups.
5) Email Notifications and Ticket ID: you can send information about provisioning the server,
including job information, to an email. This feature is optional and not required.
1) Click on Send Email Notifications; enter an Email ID.
2) Click on Attach Ticket ID; a ticket ID# will be included with your email notification.
New Virtual Server (VMware)
NOTE: this option is located at the bottom of the Server Information page.
Click on the New Virtual Server radio button to start. A New Virtual Server Details selection page will
appear with the following options:
1) Select your Hypervisor
2) Select the Number of Virtual Servers
3) Select the Number of CPUs
4) Enter the Memory in MB to allocate for the VM
5) Create a Hostname
6) Create an Inventory Folder name.
7) Virtual Server Attributes:
 Virtual Server-Storage Options
 Virtual Server- Network Options
8) OS Provisioning
9) Email Notifications and Ticket ID (Optional)
Server Policy Remediation
This service offering allows you to remediate pre-defined software applications, scripts and patch policies
to individual servers or device groups.
Subscribing to the Offering
1. Log on to the Operations Portal (https://< ipaddress>:8079)
2. Click All Services.
3. Select the offering Server Policy Remediation.
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4. Select one of the options Remediate Patch and Software Policies on a Device Group or Remediate Patch and
Software Policies on Individual Server.
5. If subscriber selects Remediate Patch and Software Policies on a Device Group, select static or dynamic
device group and policy remediation option from dropdown.
7. If subscriber selects Remediate Patch and Software Policies on Individual server, select server name and
remediation option from dropdown.
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8. Additional options to send e-mail notification and attach ticket ID can also be selected, but are not mandatory.
9. Perform checkout and submit the subscription.
10. After the subscription is active, click on the subscription to see details.
NOTE: Ubuntu Server Patch policies are listed under software policies; you may use either full remediation or
software remediation for Ubuntu systems.
Cart and Checkout
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Once you have made your selections on any Offering, you are ready to click on your Cart,
Checkout and create subscription services. Your offerings will be placed in a shopping cart to allow
you to checkout one offering, or continue shopping for additional offering subscriptions.
NOTE that the Cart and Checkout at the bottom of the page change from red to green once all
options have been selected on a given Offering. At this time, you can click Cart or Checkout:
 Click Edit configuration, which allows you to change the selected options, or click Remove
the Item.
 Click Continue Shopping to go back to Browse Catalog window and make additional
selections.
 Click Checkout to publish the subscription. There are two additional steps:
1) Step 1 - Add Subscription Names: type in a unique name in Subscription Name
field to provide a unique name and description to distinguish your service offering.
Click Continue to go to Step 2;
2) Step 2 – Provide Order Information: if this subscription belongs to a group, click
the Group Ownership slider, then select the group(s) that will own this subscription.
3) Next, configure the Subscription Period, which is the time period governing all
subscriptions in your cart, such as Recurring, Term, or you can select a specific
Start Date and End Date for the subscription.
4) Finally, you can Attach Documents related to this subscription, such as contracts or
terms and conditions for the subscription.
5) When you are finished, click Submit Cart.
 You should see an order confirmation which will look like this:
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Operations Orchestration - Documentation
The table below lists the available documentation and video content available for Operations Orchestration.
Tasks are organized by the relevant HP DCAA topic and document page number.
OO Studio will be used primarily in HP DCAA to design and edit OO flows. Please refer to the available
documentation in the Operations Orchestration Reference Table below for further reference:
Operations Orchestration Reference Table
Document Name
Topic
Get started with OO, understand the
personas, component and concepts
Concepts Guide
Getting Started with OO
Monitor and troubleshoot executions
Central Guide
Running and Monitoring
Flows
130
go
Getting started with Studio
Start authoring new content
Studio Guide
Getting Started with HP OO
Studio – Major Steps in the
Workflow
21
go
Remote debugger
(Using the appliance’s Central with the Studio
Remote Debugger)
Studio Guide
Debugging a Remote
Central with Studio
269
go
Deploying Content
Central Guide
Deploying and Managing
Content Packs
95
go
Import HP Operations Orchestration Flows
Central Guide
Deploying and Managing
Content Packs
95
go
Purge execution data using Purging Flows
OnBoarding Purging Flows
Purging execution data
3
go
Purge execution data using OO REST API
API Guide

PurgeDebuggerExecuti
onEvents
63
go

PurgeExecutionStepDat
a,InputsandOutputs
64
See the full HP OO Documentation & Videos
Page
Link to
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Tasks
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Documentation Library List
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Support Issues
DCAA 1.0 Premium Edition provides support for the Solaris platform. Additionally, DCAA 1.0
Premium Edition includes:
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Audit and Remediation: DCAA Premium Edition includes additional audit and remediation
capabilities.
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Larger Supported Environment: A single installation of the DCAA Premium Edition
can support up to 3000 licensed users on a network.
Provisioning and managed platform: Solaris x86 support including support for
Solaris zones.
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For more HP Support Information:
You can visit the HP Software Support Online website at:
http://www.hp.com/go/hpsoftwaresupport
This website provides contact information and details about the products, services, and support that HP
Software offers.
HP Software online support provides customer self-solve capabilities. It provides a fast and efficient way
to access interactive technical support tools needed to manage your business. As a valued support
customer, you can benefit by using the support website to:
• Search for knowledge documents of interest
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• Download software patches
• Manage support contracts
• Look up HP support contacts
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Support Matrices
For complete support and compatibility information, see the support matrix for the relevant product
release. All support matrices and product manuals are available here on the HP Software Support Online
website:
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You can also download the HP DCAA Support and Compatibility Matrix for this release from the HP
Software Support Online Product Manuals website:
http://h20230.www2.hp.com/selfsolve/manuals
Documentation Updates
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Contact your HP sales representative for details. See Documentation Change Notes for a list of any
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