The first time you log in to the vCloud Director Web console, the Home tab guides you through the steps to configure your installation. Overview of vCloud Director AdministrationWith VMware vCloud Director you can build secure, multi-tenant clouds by pooling virtual infrastructure resources into virtual data centers and exposing them to users through Web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as a fully automated, catalog-based service. Log In to the Web ConsoleYou can access the vCloud Director user interface by using a Web browser. System Administrator Home PageThe Home tab provides links to common tasks and support resources. Preparing the SystemThe Home tab in the vCloud Director Web console provides links to the tasks required to prepare the system for use. Links become active after you complete prerequisite tasks. Replace SSL Certificates If any members of your vCloud Director server group are using self-signed SSL certificates, you can upgrade them to signed SSL certificates to obtain a higher level of trust within your cloud. Set User PreferencesYou can set certain display and system alert preferences that take effect every time you log in to the system. You can also change the password for your system administrator account. Length Limits on Names and DescriptionsFollow these guidelines when entering values in vCloud Director.