relative newbie to vRA - but looking for advice on how to accomplish this goal....
I'd like to create a catalog item that would enable a end user to select a vm template from a drop down list
and from that selection a dynamically generated (powershell) script would be produce that the client could download from the deployment
screen. The scripts purpose is relatively unimportant but generally it would call ovftool to download the template locally to the client system.
I'm thinking that my journey would start in the xaas blueprints with some combination of vsphere and powershell resource but was wondering if a broader audience could lend any advice.
This is very simple to accomplish IF you don't want a deployment in the inventory with their script resource.
You will definitely need to use XaaS which can easily present a dropdown of templates to choose from. You then have two easy options:
If you really want it to become a deployment, which makes no sense to me, you will need to look into vRO dynamic types.