NSX Cloud uses VMware Cloud Services for authentication and access control.

As an early access participant, you receive an email invitation containing a link that you can use to sign up for VMware Cloud. You can use this link only once.

You sign up for a VMware Cloud account with your VMware ID. If you do not have a My VMware account, you create one as you sign up.

When you sign up, you join an organization. Think of an organization as a container for users and the cloud services they have permission to access. If you are the first person to sign up in the organization, you are assigned the role of Organization Owner. As Organization Owner, you register your default VMware credit fund as your method of payment.

Procedure:

  1. Click the link in your invitation email.

  2. Sign up for NSX Cloud:

    1. If you have a VMware ID, sign up for NSX Cloud with your VMware ID credentials.

      If you do not have a VMware ID, first create your My VMware account, and then sign up for VMware Cloud.

    2. If you do not have a VMware ID, first create your My VMware account, and then sign up for VMware Cloud.

  3. Log in to VMware Cloud with your VMware ID. If you are not redirected to the main VMware NSX Cloud page, go to https://console.nsx.cloud.vmware.com.

Access your Organization

When you access VMware Cloud services, you are logged in to the organization to which you were invited. You can see the name of the organization on the menu, under your user name. If you belong to more than one organization, you can switch between organizations.

Procedure

  1. On the menu, click the arrow next to your user name. A drop-down menu appears showing the name of the organization.

  2. Click the arrow next to the organization. A drop-down menu appears showing the organizations to which you belong.

  3. Select the organization you want to access.

Manage Multiple Organizations

If you belong to multiple organizations, you have the option to set up a default organization. You can also switch between organizations.

  • Specify a default organization: From the VMware Cloud Services dashboard, click on your username > Set Default Organization. Select the organization you want to set as the default. Once you set up a default organization, every time you log in to NSX Cloud, you will be signed in with this organiztion.

  • Switch between organizations: From the VMware Cloud Services dashboard, click on your username. You see the list of organizations by clicking on the organization name that you are currently logged in with. Select any other organization from the list.

    Note:

    If the organization you select to switch to, does not have access to NSX Cloud, you are redirected to the VMware Cloud Services dashboard with a message indicating your lack of access to NSX Cloud.

Add Users to Your Organization

As a VMware Cloud services organization owner, you invite users to your organization and give them access to the services associated with it. The users you invite to VMware NSX Cloud will have predefined roles.

Procedure

  1. Click the VMware Cloud Services icon at the top right corner, and click Identity Access Management.

  2. Click Add Users.

  3. Type in the email address of the user you want to add to your organization. To invite more than one user, you can add multiple email addresses separated by commas.

  4. Select a role from the Role in organization drop-down menu. Pick the role that the user will use in the organization.

  5. Select a role from the Role in service drop-down menu.

  6. Click Add service access.

  7. Select VMware NSX Cloud

  8. Click Add to send an invitation to the user.

See Using VMware Cloud Services for more information on signing up, managing, and organizing users.