Uploading a Blueprint

As a first step a blueprint should be uploaded to the Cloudify Manager. Deployment services and deployment environments are spinned up from uploaded blueprints.

The blueprint can be uploaded to the Cloudify Manager with Cloudify CLI, Cloudify Management Console, or Cloudify API.

The blueprint can be provided as an archive, or a link to github site, or just a YAML file.

Single blueprint YAML file can be uploaded without packaging them through the Cloudify Management Console.

Uploading a blueprint from Blueprints marketplace

  1. On the Blueprints page click Upload button and choose Upload from Marketplace option.
  2. On the Marketplace select a blueprint and click to the “Upload blueprint” button. After this the blueprint will be uploaded and the service create wizard will be opened.

Uploading a Blueprint using the Cloudify Management Console

Supported archive formats: TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, ZIP

  1. On the Blueprints page click Upload button and choose Upload a blueprint package option.
  2. Select a blueprint package from a local folder or providing URL to the archive.
  3. Enter an 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. Select the YAML filename of the blueprint. This field refers to the .yaml file that contains the application topology.
  5. Click Upload to upload the blueprint package.

The blueprint upload dialog

Uploading a Blueprint using the Cloudify CLI

The Cloudify CLI allows to upload packaged blueprints and unpackaged blueprints.

The blueprint uploading command examples

The packaged blueprint:


The unpackaged blueprint:


Additional examples:

The cloudify-nodecellar-example from GitHub:

  1. Download the cloudify-nodecellar-example as a ZIP file.
  2. 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 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.