Uploading a Blueprint

Before you can deploy a blueprint, you must upload the blueprint to the Cloudify Manager. You can upload a blueprint using the CLI. You users can also upload using the Cloudify Console.

Either use a blueprint that you have written or download an example blueprint to upload.

Uploading a Blueprint using the Cloudify Console

You can upload a pre-packaged blueprint archive through the Cloudify Console in tar, tar.gz, tar.bz, or zip formats.

  1. On the Blueprints widget, click Upload.
    The blueprint upload button
  2. In the Upload blueprint dialog, either enter the URL of the blueprint archive, or select the file from the filesystem.
    The blueprint upload dialog
  3. Enter a unique name for the blueprint. For example, you can upload one instance of the blueprint as blueprint-template and another instance as a blueprint-with-input.
  4. (Optional) Select the YAML filename of the blueprint. This field refers to the .yaml file that contains the application topology. If left blank, the default blueprint.yaml file is used.
  5. Click Upload to upload the upload the blueprint package.

Uploading a Blueprint using the Command Line

From the Cloudify command-line interface, you can upload your blueprint to Cloudify Manager. You must specify the path to a blueprint file.

The syntax of the upload command is:


For example, to upload the cloudify-nodecellar-example from GitHub:

  1. Download the cloudify-nodecellar-example as a ZIP file.
  2. Copy the ZIP file to your Cloudify Manager.
  3. Extract the ZIP file to a directory.
  4. In the CLI of your Cloudify Manager, change directory to the cloudify-nodecellar-example directory.
  5. Enter the command for your IaaS:


  cfy blueprints upload -b nodecellar -n openstack-blueprint.yaml PATH_OR_URL_OF_BLUEPRINT_ARCHIVE


  cfy blueprints upload -b nodecellar -n softlayer-blueprint.yaml PATH_OR_URL_OF_BLUEPRINT_ARCHIVE

Amazon Web Service

  cfy blueprints upload -b nodecellar -n aws-ec2-blueprint.yaml PATH_OR_URL_OF_BLUEPRINT_ARCHIVE


  cfy blueprints upload -b nodecellar -n vcloud-blueprint.yaml PATH_OR_URL_OF_BLUEPRINT_ARCHIVE

The -b flag assigns a unique name to the blueprint on Cloudify Manager. You can navigate to the Cloudify Manager URL and see the nodecellar blueprint in your list of local blueprints.

Blueprints table

Click the blueprint to view its topology. A topology consists of elements called nodes. The nodecellar example, includes these nodes:

Nodecellar Blueprint

Next Steps

You can now deploy your blueprint.