The completed deployment parameter worksheet is converted to a JSON file format which is used during the Cloud Foundation deployment process.


  1. Using a file transfer utility, upload the deployment parameters sheet to the /home/admin directory on the Cloud Foundation Builder VM.

    Given the sensitivity of data in the deployment parameters sheet, you must treat it with appropriate care.

  2. Using SSH, login to the Cloud Foundation Builder VM as the admin user with credentials provided during the VM deployment.
  3. Copy the deployment parameter sheet to the directory where it needs to be converted to the JSON format.

    sudo cp /home/admin/xlsx_file /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/JsonGenerator

  4. Navigate to the folder that contains the JSON generator.

    cd /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/JsonGenerator/

  5. Run the following command.

    sudo python JsonGenerator.pyc -i /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/JsonGenerator/xlsx_file -d vcf-ems

    The JSON file is placed in the /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/Resources/vcf-ems directory.

  6. Copy the JSON file to the following directory so that it can be accessed by the admin user:

    sudo mv /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/Resources/vcf-ems/vcf-ems.json /home/admin/

  7. Change the file ownership:

    sudo chown admin:users /home/admin/vcf-ems.json

  8. Using a file transfer utility, download the /home/admin/vcf-ems.json file to the computer where you are accessing the Cloud Foundation Builder UI.