In this procedure, you'll create a vCenter cloud account.

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

Procedure

  1. Go to Infrastructure > Manage > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click Add Cloud Account, select vCenter, click Add New Account, and enter values.

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

    Setting

    Sample Value

    Description

    vCenter IP address /FQDN

    For this example, enter abx-vc65.abx.local.

    Enter the vCenter Server host IP address for the new cloud account in FQDN format.

    Cloud proxy

    1. Click New Cloud Proxy.

    2. Click Download OVA.

    3. Rename the downloaded OVA file to vCenterA_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 vCenterA_abx 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 step information.

    See Deploy a Cloud Proxy for a vCenter or NSX Cloud Account.

    User name and password

    For example, enter admin@abx.local and its password as your vCenter administrator credentials.

    These credentials are for the same vCenter as the associated NSX-T 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-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 deselected and 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.

    NSX endpoint

    Leave this empty for now. You can specify an NSX endpoint later.

    You can edit this cloud account later to associate an NSX cloud account or if the NSX cloud account already exists you can enter its name here.

    An NSX cloud account must be associated with a vCenter cloud account.

    Capability tags

    Leave this 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 vCenter on-premises endpoint that is associated to the cloud account and are then 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 an NSX-T Cloud Account.