Provider virtual datacenters, organization virtual datacenters, external networks, organization virtual datacenter networks, and network pools are all considered cloud resources. After you add cloud resources to vCloud Director, you can modify them and view information about their relationships with each other.
Managing Provider Virtual Datacenters After you create a provider virtual datacenter, you can modify its properties, disable or delete it, and manage its ESXi hosts and datastores.
Managing Organization Virtual Datacenters After you create an organization virtual datacenter, you can modify its properties, disable or delete it, and manage its allocation model, storage, and network settings.
Managing Organization Virtual Data Center Templates An organization virtual datacenter template specifies a configuration for an organization virtual data center and, optionally, an Edge Gateway and organization virtual data center network. System administrators who want to enable organization administrators to create these resources in their organization can create organization virtual data center templates and share them with those organizations.
Managing External Networks After you create an external network, you can add or remove network specifications, add or remove backing vSphere networks, and modify most other network properties.
Managing Edge Gateways An edge gateway provides a routed organization virtual datacenter network with connectivity to external networks and can provide services such as load balancing, network address translation, and a firewall.
Managing Organization Virtual Datacenter Networks System administrators and organization administrators can add, delete, and modify routed and isolated organization virtual datacenter networks. Only a system administrator can add, delete, and modify a direct organization virtual datacenter network.
Managing Network Pools After you create a network pool, you can modify its name or description, or delete it. Depending on the type of network pool, you can also add port groups, and VLAN IDs. You cannot modify or delete VXLAN network pools.
Managing Cloud Cells You manage cloud cells mostly from the vCloud Director server host on which the cell resides, but you can delete a cloud cell from the vCloud Director Web console.
Managing Service Offerings Service offerings enable you to offer products and platforms as services in a virtual datacenter.
Create or Update Object Metadata vCloud Director provides a general-purpose facility for associating user-defined metadata with an object. An administrator or object owner can use the Metadata tab in the object's property page to access an object's metadata.