In this example, you create a vCenter cloud account. For network and security purposes, you can associate the vCenter cloud account with an NSX-T or NSX-V cloud account.
During this process, you download, name, and deploy a cloud proxy to run data collection on a source on-premises endpoint. The cloud proxy supports communication between the cloud account in your VMware Cloud service and its associated on-premises endpoint in vCenter.
Verify that you have the cloud administrator user role. See What are the Cloud Assembly user roles.
Verify that you have administrator credentials. See Credentials for Cloud Assembly cloud accounts.
You can define and deploy a cloud proxy before you create the cloud account or during the process of creating the cloud account.
Know the vCenter IP address/FQDN to use in defining the cloud account.
Know the vCenter user name and password to use in defining the cloud account.
- Go to .
- Click Add Cloud Account, select vCenter, click Add New Account, and enter values.
Sample values and supporting information are provided in the following table.
vCenter IP address /FQDN
For this example, enter abz-vc65.ourco.local.
Enter the vCenter Server host IP address for the new cloud account in FQDN format.
Click New Cloud Proxy.
Click Download OVA.
Rename the downloaded OVA file to vCenterA_abz.
Import the OVA file to the target vCenter Server and start the installation.
Copy the access key when prompted.
After the cloud proxy OVA has been deployed, select vCenterA_abz from the Cloud proxy drop-down menu.
Download the OVA and install it on the vCenter as prompted.
You can use the same cloud proxy for your associated NSX and vCenter cloud accounts.
Use the Install Cloud Proxy page help.
For more information, see Create and deploy a cloud proxy for a vCenter or NSX cloud account.
User name and password
For example, enter firstname.lastname@example.org and its password as your vCenter administrator credentials.
The validation action confirms your access to the specified vCenter and checks that the vCenter is running.
Name and Description
Enter OurCo-vCenter for the cloud account name.
Enter Sample deployment for WordPress with vCenter and NSX-T use case 1 for the cloud account description.
Allow provisioning to these data centers
Check at least one listed data center, for example Datacenter1.
Lists available data centers on the specified vCenter Server.
Create a cloud zone for the selected data centers
Leave this option deselected and create cloud zones as a separate step according to your organization's cloud strategy.
NSX endpointLeave this option empty for now. You can specify an NSX endpoint later.
You can edit this cloud account later to associate an NSX cloud account.
If the NSX cloud account exists, you can enter its name here.
Leave this option empty for now. Use tags according to your organization's tag strategy.
- Click Create.
Resources such as machines and volumes are data-collected and listed in the Resources section of the Cloud Assembly Infrastructure tab.
What to do next
You can use this cloud account as is or associate it with an NSX cloud account. For example, see Create and associate an NSX-T cloud account.