In this example, you create an NSX-T cloud account and associate it with a vCenter cloud account.

Additional options are available on the Network Policies tab after you associate the NSX cloud account to a vCenter cloud account.



  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 abz-nsxt3.ourco.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_abz.

    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_abz from the Cloud proxy drop-down menu.

    You can select an existing cloud proxy or deploy a new one.

    Use the Install Cloud Proxy page for help. For sample steps, see Create and deploy a cloud proxy for a VMware Cloud on AWS cloud account.

    User name and password

    For example, enter admin@ourco.local and its password.


    Click Validate.

    The validation action confirms your access 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.

    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 option 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 next steps, see the Wordpress use case at WordPress use case: add cloud zones.