Before you start working in Cloud Assembly, you must gather information about your public and private cloud accounts. Use this checklist to help you begin adding your cloud resources.

Before You Onboard with Cloud Assembly

To...

You need...

Sign up for and log in to Cloud Assembly

A VMware ID.

  • Set up a My VMware account by using your corporate email address.

Connect to VMware Cloud services

HTTPS port 443 open to outgoing traffic with access through the firewall to:

  • *.vmwareidentity.com

  • gaz.csp-vidm-prod.com

  • *.vmware.com

Add an Amazon Web Services cloud account

Provide a power user account with read and write privileges.

  • 20-digit Access Key ID and corresponding Secret Access Key.

Add a Microsoft Azure cloud account

Provide an account with read and write privileges.

  • Subscription ID. Allows you access to your Azure subscriptions.

  • Tenant ID. The authorization endpoint for the Active Directory applications you create in your Microsoft Azure account.

  • Client application ID. Provides access to Microsoft Active Directory in your Azure individual account.

  • Client application secret key. The unique secret key generated to pair with your Client Application ID.

Add a vCenter Server cloud account

Provide an account with read and write privileges.

  • vCenter IP address or FQDN.

  • Permissions required to install a cloud proxy on the vCenter Server.

  • You can download the OVA file from the Cloud Proxy page by selecting Infrastructure > Manage > Cloud Proxies or when you create a new cloud account. You'll import and install the cloud proxy on your vCenter Server instance. A key is provided in Cloud Assembly during the vCenter Server set up process.

  • vCenter Server administrator access credentials.

Add an NSX-T cloud account

Provide an account with read and write privileges.

  • NSX-T IP address or FQDN.

  • Permissions required to install a cloud proxy on the vCenter Server instance that manages this NSX-T instance.

  • You can download the OVA file from the Cloud Proxy page by selecting Infrastructure > Manage > Cloud Proxies or when you create a new cloud account. You'll import and install the cloud proxy on your vCenter Server instance. A key is provided in Cloud Assembly during the vCenter Server set up process.

  • NSX-T and vCenter Server administrator access credentials.

Add an NSX for vSphere cloud account

Provide an account with read and write privileges.

  • NSX for vSphere IP address or FQDN.

  • Permissions required to install a cloud proxy on the vCenter Server instance that manages this NSX for vSphere instance.

  • You can download the OVA file from the Cloud Proxy page by selecting Infrastructure > Manage > Cloud Proxies or when you create a new cloud account. You'll import and install the cloud proxy on your vCenter Server instance. A key is provided in Cloud Assembly during the vCenter Server set up process.

  • NSX for vSphere and vCenter Server administrator access credentials.

Add a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account

Provide an account with read and write privileges.

  • Administrator access to your organization's VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC environment.

  • The VMware Cloud on AWS API token for your VMware Cloud on AWS environment in your organization's VMware Cloud on AWS service.

  • Administrator access to the vCenter that is used by your target VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.

  • vCenter IP address or FQDN.

  • Permissions required to install a cloud proxy on the vCenter Server.

  • You can download the OVA file from the Cloud Proxy page by selecting Infrastructure > Manage > Cloud Proxies or when you create a new cloud account. You'll import and install the cloud proxy on your vCenter Server instance. A key is provided in Cloud Assembly during the vCenter Server set up process.

  • vCenter Server administrator access credentials.