Submitting your app

This section covers the process for submitting your product for testing and review.

Before you begin

Upload your images

Refer to the verification guidelines in the Google Cloud Marketplace tools GitHub repository to ensure that your container images pass the automated tests for all apps on Google Cloud Marketplace.

After your container images pass the verification tests, make sure that all the images for a version are tagged with the release track and version numbers, according to the guidelines for organizing your releases.

Finally, build your images and push them to your Container Registry repository, which you created when you set up your environment.

Note: If you are developing using a continuous integration (CI) pipeline, upload the images as the final step, after all tests have passed.

You can then add your release to your Google Cloud Marketplace listing in Partner Portal, as described below.

Before you publish your release for customers, you can preview the release in Google Cloud Marketplace and update its images. The Google Cloud Marketplace team also tests and approves your version before it is published to customers.

Add your product as a solution in Partner Portal

In Partner Portal, you must add marketing information about your product, and set up the product versions that you want to list.

The Cloud Partners team grants your project access to Partner Portal when you submit the Project Info form.

The direct link to Partner Portal is:

To create the solution entry for your product:

  1. At the top of the page, click Add solution.

  2. Name your solution and check the solution ID. The solution ID is used in the URL for your Google Cloud Marketplace listing.

  3. Under Solution Type, select Kubernetes app.

  4. In the Staging repo URL box, enter the URL for your Container Registry repository.

  5. Click Create. It might take a few seconds to create your solution.

  6. In the list of solutions, click the solution that you created.

  7. To add marketing information about the solution, complete the Solution Details and Documentation & Support sections. While completing Solution Details, you can add Category IDs. Category IDs allow customers to find your solution under select categories or filters as they search Google Cloud Marketplace. You can select up to two Category IDs for a solution.

    Your documentation must meet the requirements for user guides.

  8. To add a version of your solution, edit Versions. Each version corresponds to a minor version of your software, and to an image tag in your Container Registry staging repository.

  9. To create a version, click Create version.

  10. In the Create Version section, from the Container Registry tag menu, select the image tag to use for the version.

  11. In the Public Git repo box, enter the URL for the Git repository that you created when you created your app package.

  12. In the Deploy documentation URL box, enter a link to the documentation that describes the steps to deploy the app from a command line interface (CLI). For example, the documentation might be the readme for your Git repository.

  13. To finish creating the version, click Create. If you want to set up more versions, repeat these steps.

  14. To preview your Google Cloud Marketplace listing before it is visible to users, click Preview solution. This preview option does not support deployment.

  15. If you want to test the deployment of your product before it is visible on Google Cloud Marketplace, or if you want your product to be published privately, edit the Solution metadata section and select the Hide solution from end users box. With this setting enabled, only users with the Viewer role can view your Google Cloud Marketplace listing.

    When you want to list your product publicly, you can return to this section and disable the check box.

  16. To indicate the types of clusters that your app can be installed on, such as Anthos clusters on VMware clusters, in the Solution metadata, select a Deployment target. When you choose GKE or Anthos clusters on VMware, your product is listed with a "Works with Anthos" badge.

    Review the requirements to support Anthos clusters on VMware.

  17. When you have completed all the sections and are ready to submit your product, click Submit for review.

Getting Google Cloud Marketplace approval

After you submit your product, the Google Cloud Marketplace team reviews your product and automated testing results. Automated testing includes security scanning and the functionality tests packaged with your app through a verification integration. Your app is manually reviewed when you first submit it. The team reviews your product's Google Cloud Marketplace customer experience, including marketing materials, deployment flow, metering integration, security, and user guide.