In this example, you'll create a vCenter cloud account. For network and security purposes, you can subsequently associate the vCenter cloud account with an NSX-T or NSX-V cloud account.
During this process you'll 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 required user role. See What are the Cloud Assembly user roles.
You can define and deploy the cloud proxy before you create your cloud account or during the process of creating the cloud account. In this procedure, you'll define and deploy a cloud proxy as you create a cloud account.
Satisfy the credentials listed in Credentials for Cloud Assembly cloud accounts.
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 abx-vc65.abx.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_abx.
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_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.
User name and password
For example, enter firstname.lastname@example.org and its password as your vCenter administrator credentials.
These credentials are for the same vCenter as the associated NSX-T account.
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.
NSX endpointLeave 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.
Leave this empty for now. Use tags according to your organization's tag strategy.
- Click Create.
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 and associate an NSX-T cloud account.