VMware Cloud Director service relies on an underlying VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure for its CPU, memory, and storage resources. To start using these resources, you must associate your newly deployed VMware Cloud Director instance with a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.

You can associate a VMware Cloud Director service instance with any configuration of VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs.

Note: Some cluster configurations in VMware Cloud on AWS can affect the service-level agreement (SLA). For information on the minimum hosts per cluster with and without an SLA, see VMware Cloud on AWS Configuration Limits.

You associate a VMware Cloud Director service instance with a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC by creating a proxy VM through which to route all network traffic to your underlying SDDC resources.

By associating a proxied SDDC, you provide tenants with access to underlying SDDC infrastructure without making the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC that backs VMware Cloud Director service publicly accessible.

Prerequisites

  • Generate a VMware Cloud API token and save the token credentials. See How Do I Generate an API Token.
    Note: The scope of the API token must contain the Administrator and NSX Cloud Admin service roles, as well as the Developer or the Organization Owner organization role.
  • Verify that the network in which you deploy the proxy VM meets the following requirements:
    • A DHCP service is enabled for IPv4 addresses.
    • A DNS server is configured for the network.
    • The network has routed access to the SDDC management network.
  • If you deployed your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC in the us-west-2 AWS Region, complete either one of the following procedures.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Director service console at https://console.cloud.vmware.com.
  2. Note the long organization ID for the VMware Cloud organization that contains your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.
    1. Click your user name.
    2. To display the full organization ID, click View Organization .
  3. Click Deployed Instances.
  4. In the card of the VMware Cloud Director instance that you want to associate with a VMware Cloud instance, click Actions > Associate a VMC SDDC.
  5. Enter the VMware Cloud API token with the appropriate permissions from the VMware Cloud services organization that contains your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC instance.
  6. Enter the long organization ID for the VMware Cloud services organization that contains your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC instances.
    The organization ID that you enter must be in a Universally unique identifier (UUID) format. That means that the ID must be represented as a 128-bit value formatted into blocks of hexadecimal digits separated by a hyphen.
  7. Enter the name of the VMware Cloud on AWS instance that you want to associate with your VMware Cloud Director instance.
  8. Enter the name of the network in which to deploy the proxy VM for VMware Cloud Director service.
    Note: Only IPv4 networks are supported.
  9. Click Associate VMC.

Results

Your VMware Cloud Director instance is now associated with a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.

What to do next

To start managing your cloud resources, open your VMware Cloud Director instance and log in as an administrator.

For information about how to use capabilities provided by the Service Provider Admin Portal, see VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal.

For information about how to use the capabilities provided by the Tenant Portal, see VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal.