You add a cloud zone and configure its parameters by running a Automation Orchestrator workflow.



  1. Log in to the Automation Orchestrator Client as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows and enter the cloud_zones tag in the workflow search box.
  3. Locate Create Cloud Zone workflow and click Run.
  4. On the Summary tab, configure the cloud zone properties.
    Option Description
    Host Select the VMware Aria Automation host for which you want to configure a cloud zone.
    Region Select a cloud region.
    Name Enter a name for the cloud zone.
    Description Add a description.
    Placement policy

    Placement policy drives host selection for deployments within the specified cloud zone.

    Apply one of the following placement strategies:
    • DEFAULT. Places compute resources on random hosts.
    • BINPACK. Places compute resources on the most loaded host that has enough resources to run the given compute.
    • SPREAD. Provisions compute resources, at a deployment level, to the cluster or host with the least number of virtual machines. For vSphere, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) distributes the virtual machines across the hosts.
  5. On the Capabilities tab, add capability tags if you want to support a tagging strategy.

    You can add tags now, or later when you edit the cloud account. For information about tagging, see How do I use tags to manage Automation Assembler resources and deployments.

  6. Click Run.


You have added a cloud zone.

What to do next

Configure a project and add your cloud zones to it. See Add a project.