When you log into the tenant portal, there are a number of tasks you can complete, from creating virtual machines and vApps, to setting up advanced networking configuration and running
vRealize Orchestrator workflows.
Understanding VMware Cloud Director™ VMware Cloud Director™ provides role-based access to a web-based tenant portal that allows the members of an organization to interact with the organization's resources to create and work with vApps and virtual machines.
Log In to the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal You can access the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal by using a URL that is specific to your organization.
VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal Roles and Rights VMware Cloud Director includes a preconfigured set of user roles and their rights. The roles that are able to access the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal are the roles created by default in any organization or other roles that are created by the organization administrator.
Using the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal If you have more than one virtual data center, when you log in to the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal, you are navigated to the Data Centers dashboard screen. If you have only one virtual data center, when you log in to the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal, you are directly navigated to the data center.
Use the VMware Cloud Director Global Search You can use the VMware Cloud Director global search to perform a search by a name or part of a name among the names of the objects in your environment. You can also search for a virtual machine by its IP address if the IP address of the virtual machine is static.
Use the VMware Cloud Director Quick Search You can use the VMware Cloud Director quick search to find screens, entities, and actions. The results depend on your location in the UI.
View Tasks From the tenant portal, you can view the list of recent tasks, together with their details and status. In addition, you can also see the list of all tasks.
Stop a Task in Progress If you accidentally start an operation before applying or reviewing all necessary settings, you can stop the task in progress.
View Events From the portal, you can view the list of all events, as well as their details and status.
Set User Preferences You can set certain display and system alert preferences that take effect every time you log in to the system.
Troubleshoot Failed Access to the VMware Cloud Director User Interface To view and update the valid IP addresses and DNS entries for the VMware Cloud Director cells in your VMware Cloud Director environment, you can use the VMware Cloud Director API.