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.

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 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.

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 data collector on the vCenter Server instance that manages this NSX-T instance.

  • You can download the OVA file from https://ci-data-collector.s3.amazonaws.com/VMware-Cloud-Services-Data-Collector.ova. You'll import and install the data collector on your vCenter Server instance. A key is provided in Cloud Assembly during the NSX-T set up process.

  • Credentials.

Add an NSX-V cloud account

Provide an account with read and write privileges.

  • NSX-V IP address or FQDN.

  • Permissions required to install a data collector on the vCenter Server instance that manages this NSX-V instance.

  • You can download the OVA file from https://ci-data-collector.s3.amazonaws.com/VMware-Cloud-Services-Data-Collector.ova. You'll import and install the data collector on your vCenter Server instance. A key is provided in Cloud Assembly during the NSX-V set up process.

  • vCenter Server credentials.