Cloud zones are specific to Cloud Assembly projects. A cloud zone corresponds to a set of resources within a cloud account. You reconfigure the initial cloud zone created during the configuration of the vCenter Server and NSX-T Manager cloud accounts.

You assign the appropriate resources to the cloud zone by configuring resource pools, placement policy, and capability tags.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation cloud services console at https://<vra_cluster_fqdn>/csp/gateway/portal with a user assigned the Cloud Assembly administrator service role.
  2. On the main navigation bar, click Services​​.

  3. Under My Services​, click Cloud Assembly​​.

  4. Click the Infrastructure tab.

  5. If the Guided setup diagram page appears, click Continue.

    This page appears when there are no cloned zones.

  6. In the left pane, select Configure > Cloud zones.

  7. On the Cloud zones page, in the cloud zone card, click Open.

  8. Click the Summary tab and, from the Placement policy drop-down menu, select Default.

  9. On the Summary tab, configure the virtual machine and template folder name for vRealize Automation-managed workloads and the capability tag according to your values in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

  10. Click the Compute tab and, from the drop-down menu, select Dynamically include compute by tags.

  11. On the Compute tab, in the table, select the resource pool for vRealize Automation-managed workloads in the default vSphere cluster for the VI workload domain according to your value in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Tags.

  12. In the Tags dialog box, in the Add tags text box, enter enabled:true, press Enter, and click Save.

  13. If there are resource pools for statically or dynamically deployed virtual machines for organization workloads in other vSphere clusters, repeat steps 11 and 12 for each of these user-defined resource pools.

  14. On the Compute tab, in the Filter tags text box, enter enabled:true, press Enter, and click Save.

  15. Repeat this procedure for each cloud zone to activate the vSphere clusters across the VI workload domains in each VMware Cloud Foundation instance.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start Windows PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = ""
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    $sddcDomainName = "sfo-w01"
    $vraUser = "configadmin"
    $vrPass = "VMw@re1!"
    $tagKey = "enabled"
    $tagValue = "true"
    $vmFolder = "sfo-w01-fd-workload"
    $resourcePoolName = "sfo-w01-cl01-rp-workload"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Update-vRACloudAccountZone -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomainName -vraUser $vraUser -vraPass $vrPass -tagKey $tagKey -tagValue $tagValue -folder $vmFolder -resourcePool $resourcePoolName