In the VMware Cloud Console, you add on-premises deployments to a VMware Cloud Foundation+ subscription, monitor on-premises infrastructure, track subscription usage, and provision virtual machines across geographies and regions.

Because VMware Cloud Foundation+ shares functionality with vSphere+ and vSAN+, some of the services in the VMware Cloud Console available for VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure are based on vCenter Server features and data.

By default, in a VMware Cloud Foundation instance, you can connect up to four workload domains including the management domain. If you want to connect more workload domains, see VMware Knowledge Base article 89558.

To access workload domain management in the VMware Cloud Console, perform these steps:

  1. Connect your VMware Cloud Foundation instances to VMware Cloud.

    See Add Your On-Premises Deployment to VMware Cloud Foundation+.

  2. Log in to the VMware Cloud Console at https://vmc.vmware.com with your VMware Customer Connect account.

  3. Use the options in the left navigation panel.

Table 1. VMware Cloud Foundation+ Aware Services in the VMware Cloud Console

Cloud Services

VMware Cloud Foundation+ Awareness

Subscriptions*

VMware Cloud Foundation+ aware

Inventory*

VMware Cloud Foundation+ aware

Infrastructure Operations

Same as vSphere+

Desired State Configuration

Same as vSphere+

Virtual Machines

Same as vSphere+

* For more information, see below.

View Subscription Usage and Billing for VMware Cloud Foundation+

On the Subscriptions page in the VMware Cloud Console, you can view the current subscription usage of vSphere+ and vSAN+ cores on each workload domain in the consolidated inventory view and determine whether the usage is beyond or within the subscription capacity you purchased.

Tab on the Subscriptions Page

Action

Subscriptions

View the subscription quantity purchased for your Organization including details such as the billing option and the subscription term. Because a VMware Cloud Foundation+ subscription also includes a vSAN+ subscription, the Quantity column displays the value as Multiple. You can click Multiple to view vSphere+ and vSAN+ cores individually.

If you have the Billing Read-only permission, you can view the detailed information about each subscription.

Licenses

Relevant only for vSphere+. View the vCenter Server and vSAN license keys that are not on subscription.

Subscription Usage

View the current usage of vSphere+ and vSAN+ cores (minimum 16/CPU) on each workload domain for VMware Cloud Foundation+.

If the total number of cores is more than the total number of subscription quantities listed in the Subscriptions tab, then the current usage is more than the subscription capacity you purchased. You will be billed for overage.

Each Organization in VMware Cloud services is associated with a billing account. Organization Owners and Organization Members with the Billing Read-only permission can view the billing and subscription details, and manage payment methods for their Organization.

Click the The Services icon, consisting of 9 square dots arranged in a square icon at the top right of the window and click Billing. For more information, see Billing & Subscriptions.

Monitor Your Infrastructure

On the Inventory page in the VMware Cloud Console, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Add a connected VMware Cloud Foundation instance to a subscription you purchased.

  • View connection and subscription status of each workload domain.

  • View the workload domain type, capacity data, and the number of clusters, hosts and VMs in the context of vSphere and vSAN.

  • Open the SDDC Manager UI and the vSphere Client for the workload domain.

    To be able to open the SDDC Manager UI and vSphere Client for a workload domain vCenter Server from the VMware Cloud Console, make sure you have access to SDDC Manager and the workload domain vCenter Server from the console.

The user interface shows automatically the newly-added workload domains in the connected VMware Cloud Foundation instances.

For each workload domain, you can view the following details:

  • The Events tab shows log events pulled from vCenter Server.

  • The Compliance tab shows whether the vCenter Server instance for the workload domain is compliant with a baseline desired state profile.

Managing Organization Accounts

VMware Cloud accounts are based on an Organization, which corresponds to a group or line of business subscribed to VMware Cloud services. Each Organization has one or more Organization Owner users, who have access to all the resources and services of the Organization and can invite additional users to the account. By default, these additional users are Organization Members, who can use and manage cloud services belonging to the Organization, but cannot invite new users.

As an Organization Owner, to manage users to your Organization, in the VMware Cloud Console, go to the Cloud Services Console . Click the The Services icon, consisting of 9 square dots arranged in a square icon at the top right of the window and click Identify & Access Management. See How do I manage users in my organization.