You can manage settings for cloud org VDCs from the VMware Learning Platform interface. As a tenant admin, you can edit settings that affect only your tenant. Settings that affect all tenants must be modified by VMware Learning Platform technical staff.

To view the Cloud Org VDC page, go to the Admin UI navigation panel and select Cloud Management > Cloud oVDCs.

The Enabled, Deployment, Assignment, Tenant Deployment, and Tenant Assignment options control deployment and assignment for the selected cloud org VDC.

Deployment means deploying a new vApp either as a prepop or as an on-demand deployment. Assignment means assigning an existing prepop to an entitlement once a user starts the lab.

You can choose the information to display by using the Show/Hide control in the lower left corner of the page. The following settings are displayed by default.

Setting

Description

Name

Name of the cloud.

Cloud Org

Name of the cloud org VDC

Tenant Deployment Enabled

Applies only to the current tenant and does not affect other tenants using this cloud org VDC. The settings have meaning only if Enabled is set to True and the corresponding activity is set to True.

For example, Tenant Assignment only has meaning if Assignment has been set to True. You can use both to disable deployments or assignments for a specific tenant without affecting the tenant settings for other tenants.

Tenant Assignment Enabled

Similar to Tenant Deployment Enabled option. The settings have meaning only if Enabled is set to True and the corresponding activity is set to True.

Tenant Maintenance Mode

Enables or disables tenant maintenance mode for the selected cloud org VDC(s). This field is tenant-specific, that is, it affects only your tenant. This field is useful when you do not want activity in the selected cloud org VDC (for example, due to problems or other issues or an upgrade).

Display name

Enter and save a display name for the cloud org VDC.

Enabled

Indicates whether a cloud org VDC can be used. If set to True, then the system does not use the cloud org VDC for deployments or assignments regardless of any other settings. VMware Learning Platform technical staff enables or disables this setting.

Deployment Enabled and Assignment Enabled

Both are active only if Enabled has been set to True. These fields enable or disable assignment or deployment for all tenants. If both are set to False, the result is the same as Enabled being set to False.

VMware Learning Platform technical staff enables or disables these settings.

Preshadow Enabled

If enabled, automatically creates a shadow of a template at VCD.

Date Created

Lists the date when a cloud org VDC was created.

Last Updated

Lists the last updated date of a cloud org VDC.

You can also modify the fields for Urn, usage threshold, CPU allocated and used, memory allocated and used, storage threshold, and vCPU values.

You use the three-vertical dots on the right for each cloud org VDCs to drain all prepops, see full details, or delete a cloud org VDCs.

Examples

Example 1: To enable assignment for a cloud org VDC, Enabled, Assignment, and Tenant Assignment must be set to True. If any one of these is set to False, then the system cannot use the cloud org VDC for assignment.

Example 2: If a cloud org VDC is to be taken out of service, then the cloud org VDC can be enabled only for assignments but not for deployments. Thus, the system cannot make new deployments to the cloud org VDC. However, the system still allows the use of existing prepops on that cloud org VDC.

Example 3: If a cloud org VDC is to be brought online, then it can be enabled for deployments but not assignments. Thus, starting to deploy prepops to the cloud org VDC is valid. However, the system cannot use the prepops for labs until the cloud org VDC has officially been made available.

Additional Settings

Option

Description

Maintenance Mode

Enables or disables maintenance mode for the selected cloud org VDCs and affects all tenants. If set to True, the system does not deploy any new vApps in the cloud org VDC and does not use any existing vApps from the cloud org VDC.

Only VMware Learning PlatformVMware Learning Platform technical staff enables or disables this field. This field is useful to disable a cloud org VDC for maintenance.

Drain All Prepops

Drains all prepops from the selected cloud org VDC but retains prepops for the template in other VDCs.