In this step, you create a cloud zone to specify a compute resource that the CloudAdmin user can access when working with VMware Cloud on AWS in VMware Aria Automation.
Note: This procedure is not necessary if you created your VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account by using the procedure described in Create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account in VMware Aria Automation for an SDDC within a US region. That procedure creates a cloud zone for you.
In VMware Cloud on AWS, the two primary administrator credentials are CloudGlobalAdmin and CloudAdmin. Automation Assembler is designed to support the CloudAdmin user. Deploy to resources that are available to a VMware Cloud on AWS CloudAdmin user. Do not deploy to resources that require VMware Cloud on AWS CloudGlobalAdmin credentials.
Cloud zones identify the compute resources onto which a project cloud template deploys machines, networks, and storage. See Learn more about Automation Assembler cloud zones.
Unless otherwise indicated, the step values that you enter in this procedure are for this example workflow only.
- Complete the Create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account in VMware Aria Automation in the workflow procedure.
- This procedure assumes that you have the required administrator credentials, including VMware Cloud on AWS CloudAdmin credentials for the target SDDC in vCenter. See Credentials required for working with cloud accounts in VMware Aria Automation.
- This procedure assumes that you have the cloud administrator user role. See What are the VMware Aria Automation user roles.
- Select .
- Click New Cloud Zone, and enter values for the VMware Cloud on AWS environment.
Setting Sample Value Account / region OurCo-VMC / Datacenter:Datacenter-abz
This is the cloud account and associated region that you defined in the previous step, Create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account in VMware Aria Automation in the workflow.
Name VMC_cloud_zone-1 Description VMware Cloud on AWS resources only Placement policy Default Capability tags Leave this empty. This workflow does not use capability tags.
- Click the Compute tab.
- As shown in area 1 below, find and select a compute resource that is available to the CloudAdmin user. For this example, use the resource named Cluster 1/ Compute-ResourcePool.
Cluster 1/ Compute-ResourcePool is the default compute resource for VMware Cloud on AWS.
- As shown in area 2 above, add the tag name
- Filter the compute resources that are used in this cloud zone by entering
vmc_placements_abzin the Filter tags section.
- Click Save.
For this example, only the compute resource named Cluster 1/ Compute-ResourcePool is available to the CloudAdmin user.