Add a Workload to the Workload Catalog

Add Workloads to the Workload Catalog for anyone within your Organization with the right permissions to access

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Workloads can be uploaded to the Workload Catalog for anyone within your Organization with the right permissions to access. The process involves the creation of a Workload Manifest, which defines what your Workload is. The Workload Manifest is interpreted by Stax, transformed into a Workload and made available within the Workload Catalog.

A Workload can be uploaded as a new version within an existing Catalog Item or as the first version of a new Catalog Item. Either way, the Workload will be assigned a Workload Catalog ID and Workload Version ID for you to keep track.

Before You Begin

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes
  • Ensure you an Admin in your Stax tenancy
  • Ensure you have a Workload Manifest (see Create a Manifest)

Adding a Workload via the Console

  1. Create a Workload Manifest
  2. Click on Workloads in the left hand nav
  3. Click Catalog in the sub-menu, beneath Workloads
  4. Click + Create catalog item
  5. Follow the prompts to create a Catalog Item and upload your Manifest.

If you need to upload artifacts that are referenced by your Manifest, such as CloudFormation templates, you must:

  • Deploy the stax-deployment-bucket Workload from within the Workload Catalog (see Deploy a Workload)
  • Upload your artifacts to the S3 bucket deployed by the stax-deployment-bucket Workload
  • Reference the artifacts in your manifest using the S3 URL where the artifacts are housed

Example

The below Manifest deploys a CloudFormation template called LogGroup.yml. The LogGroup.yml CloudFormation template was uploaded to the S3 bucket created by the stax-deployment-bucket Workload. This S3 bucket was given the name manifest-artifacts upon deployment.

Resources:
  - Description: Deploys a Log Group
      Type: AWS::Cloudformation
      TemplateURL: s3://manifest-artefacts/LogGroup.yml

*Note: The Workload Name must begin with an alphabetical character (a-z)

Adding a Workload via the API

  1. Deploy the stax-deployment-bucket Workload within the Workload Catalog (see Deploy a Workload)
  2. Upload your Manifest and any additional artifacts to the bucket deployed by the stax-deployment-bucket Workload
  3. Make a POST call to the Workload Catalog API:
  • Via the Python SDK (refer to Stax Python SDK
  • Via the API directly using the POST /20190206/workload-catalogue request (refer to Stax API)
    • When using the POST /20190206/workload-catalogue, you have the option of passing the Manifest within ManifestBody or ManifestURL, but not both. When passing the Manifest within ManifestBody, make sure to use valid single line YAML synax. For example, the LogGroup.yml manifest above would be represented as "Resources:\n - Description: Deploys a Log Group:\n Type: AWS::Cloudformation\n TemplateURL: s3://manifest-artefacts/LogGroup.yml"

*Note: The Workload Name must begin with an alphabetical character (a-z)

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