A cloud administrator configures Cloud Assembly into infrastructure that makes use of compute, network, and storage for cloud resources.

You'll use Cloud Assembly infrastructure options to define projects and cloud zones, and add and configure supplied cloud accounts types in available regional data centers or on vCenter servers.

You'll also define infrastructure mappings and profiles to support flexibility and control in your blueprints and deployments. Image and flavor mappings define possible deployment sizing and operating system specification for a particular cloud account/region. Network and storage profiles control how network and storage elements can be used in mapped blueprint deployments.

More advanced infrastructure options allow you to onboard virtual machines that were data-collected from cloud accounts that contained existing machines, integrate with applications such as Puppet and vRealize Orchestrator, define and manage your tagging strategy, monitor activities, and manage various infrastructure assets.

You can use the help panel on the far right to open the guided setup diagram, which illustrates relationships between the infrastructure elements, blueprints, and deployments in your Cloud Assembly implementation.

The diagram is closely related to the guided setup help panel steps, which are designed to help you define your initial infrastructure elements.

To support you as you work with the infrastructure elements, targeted documentation is also provided in the help panel for each user interface page in Cloud Assembly. These question-based help topics are provided in the same help panel as the guided setup steps.

You can toggle between the guided setup and the help topics content in the help panel.

External product documentation is also provided by using the VMware Docs option.