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 and configure your organization's projects, define and manage your tagging strategy, and implement cloud zones in which blueprints and their workloads can be deployed.

You'll also configure 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.

Infrastructure options also enable you to add and configure connections to supplied cloud accounts types in available regional data centers or on vCenter servers and integrate with applications such as Puppet and vRealize Orchestrator.

Additional options allow you to onboard virtual machines that were data-collected from cloud accounts and integrations that contain existing machines, monitor request and event activities, and manage various infrastructure resources such as compute, network and security, and storage.

Cloud Assembly Infrastructure panel screen shot

To support you as you work with the infrastructure elements, you can open the help panel to display targeted documentation for each user interface page in Cloud Assembly. In addition to these question-based help topics, you can also search for additional help.

To toggle from page and search-based help to guided setup help, click Guided Setup in the hep panel to open an overview diagram, and step-based guided setup help. The guided setup help acts like a tutorial to quickly guide you from infrastructure setup through blueprint definition and deployment.

The Guided Setup diagram illustrates relationships between the infrastructure elements, blueprints, and deployments in your Cloud Assembly implementation.

The diagram is closely related to the following guided setup help panel steps to help you define basic infrastructure elements and deploy an initial blueprint.

Shows the 6 guided setup steps in the help panel.

You can access Cloud Assembly product documentation by using the VMware Docs option in the help panel.