In this procedure, you'll create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account by connecting to a specific Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) in your organization's VMware Cloud on AWS subscription service.

The use case in this section expands on the basic infrastructure setup from the WordPress end-to-end use case to create a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account.

For related information, see VMware Cloud on AWS documentation.

During this process you'll download, name, and deploy a cloud proxy to run data collection on the source on-premises endpoint. The cloud proxy supports communication between the cloud account in your VMware Cloud servicevCenter and the associated on-premises endpoint in .

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have the required user role. See What are the Cloud Assembly User Roles.

  • Prepare your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC environment to support the Cloud Assembly cloud proxy by configuring the VMware Cloud on AWS adapter. The VMware Cloud on AWS adapter facilitates authentication credentials between the Cloud Assembly service and the VMware Cloud on AWS service.

  • Satisfy the credentials listed in Credentials for Cloud Assembly Cloud Accounts.

Procedure

  1. Go to Infrastructure > Manage > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click Add Cloud Account, select VMware Cloud on AWS, and enter values.

    Sample values and supporting information are provided in the following table.

    Setting

    Sample Value and Instruction

    Description

    VMC API Token

    Paste the API token and click Apply API Token.

    Enter your token to fetch the available SDDC environment in your organization's VMware Cloud on AWS subscription.

    Find the token for your VMware Cloud on AWS-connected organization on the linked API Tokens page. Apply the token to populate the list of SDDC names.

    SDDC name

    Select an available SDDC name, such as SDDC_test1_abx.

    Select from the list of available NSX-T SDDCs from your VMware Cloud on AWS subscription. The list of SDDCs is based on the VMware Cloud on AWS API token.

    NSX-V SDDCs are not supported with Cloud Assembly and do not appear in the list of available SDDCs.

    vCenter IP address/FQDN

    The address auto-populates based on your SDDC selection.

    Enter the IP address or FQDN of the vCenter Server in the specified SDDC. When you deploy the cloud proxy, be sure to deploy it to this vCenter.

    NSX Manager IP address/FQDN

    The address auto-populates based on your SDDC selection.

    Enter the IP address or FQDN of the NSX Manager in the specified SDDC.

    vCenter user name and password

    The user name auto-populates as cloudadmin@vmc.local.

    If you using default credentials, you can get details from your VMware Cloud on AWS console.

    Enter your vCenter user name for the specified SDDC if it's different from the default.

    Enter the user password.

    Cloud proxy

    1. Click New Cloud Proxy.

    2. Click Download OVA.

    3. Rename the downloaded OVA file to SDDC_test1_abx.

    4. Import the OVA file to the target vCenter Server and start the installation.

    5. Copy the access key when prompted.

    6. After the cloud proxy OVA has been deployed, select SDDC_test1_abx from the Cloud proxy drop-down menu.

    Download the OVA and deploy it to the selected SDDC as prompted.

    Use the Install Cloud Proxy page help for step information.

    See Deploy a Cloud Proxy for a VMware Cloud on AWS Cloud Account.

    Validate

    Click Validate.

    Validate confirms your access rights to the specified vCenter and checks that the vCenter is running.

    Name and Description

    Enter OurCo-VMC for the cloud account name.

    Enter Sample deployment for VMC for the cloud account description.

    Allow provisioning to these data centers

    This information is read-only.

    Lists data centers in your specified VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC environment.

    Create a cloud zone

    De-select this option to create cloud zones as a separate step according to your organization's cloud strategy.

    See What Are Cloud Zones and WordPress Use Case: Add Cloud Zones.

    Capability tags

    Leave this option empty for now. Use tags according to your organization's tag strategy.

    See What Are Tags and Creating a Tagging Strategy.

  3. Click Create.

Results

Resources such as machines and volumes are data-collected from the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC data center and listed in the Resources section of the Cloud Assembly Infrastructure tab.

What to do next

The next step in the sample workflow is to add cloud zones. To continue creating the needed infrastructure, see What Are Cloud Zones and WordPress Use Case: Add Cloud Zones.