In this example, you'll create an NSX-T cloud account and associate it with a vCenter cloud account.

You can associate an NSX-T cloud account to a vCenter cloud account or to an VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account. In this example, you'll associate a new NSX-T cloud account with an existing vCenter 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.

After you associate your NSX endpoint to a vCenter endpoint, additional options are available on the Network Policies tab.



  1. Go to Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click Add Cloud Account, select NSX-T, and enter values.

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


    Sample Value and Instruction


    NSX-T IP address /FQDN

    For this example, enter abx-nsxt3.abx.local.

    Enter the host vCenter server IP address for the new cloud account in FQND format.

    Cloud proxy

    1. Click New Cloud Proxy.

    2. Click Download OVA.

    3. Rename the downloaded OVA file to NSXT3A_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 NSXT3A_abx from the Cloud proxy drop-down menu.

    Download the OVA and install it on your sourcevCenter as prompted.

    Use the Install Cloud Proxy page help for step information.

    See Create and 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.


    Click Validate.

    Validate confirms your access rights to the specified vCenter and checks that the vCenter is running.

    Name and Description

    Enter OurCo-vr-nsxt3 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 your 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.

    vCenter endpoint

    Enter OurCo-vCenter, which is the name of the vCenter cloud account that you created earlier.

    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.


Resources such as machines and volumes are data-collected from the NSX-T account and listed in the Resources section of the Cloud Assembly Infrastructure tab.

What to do next

For related information, see the Wordpress use case at WordPress use case: add cloud zones.