If you have more than one virtual data center, when you log in to the vCloud Director tenant portal, you are navigated to the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen. If you have only one virtual data center, when you log in to the vCloud Director tenant portal, you are directly navigated to the data center.

The Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen is part of the vCloud Director multisite feature that makes it possible for tenants to see their geographically distributed cloud environment as a single entity. For more information about multisite, see Working with Multiple Sites.

The dashboard is a unified view of the vCloud Director virtual data centers and sites not only in a single organization. In a multi-cell and multi-organization environment, you can also see the virtual data centers for all other associated organizations.

Note:

Depending on their rights, tenant users can see all member sites of an organization or only a subset of sites.

The information about the organization is displayed on top in the summary ribbon. summary ribbon

If you log in as an organization administrator, you can see:

  • The number of sites, organizations, and virtual data centers

  • Total number of running vApps and virtual machines

  • Used hardware resources, such as CPU, memory, and storage

The virtual data centers display in a card view. Each card contains information about the organization to which the virtual center belongs, the number of vApps, the total number of virtual machines and the number of virtual machines that are in a running state. The card also shows the available CPU, memory, and storage capacity for the data center and displays real-time metrics about the current allocations and reservations of resources.

From the main menu (), you can navigate to the different menu items.

Menu Item

Description

Datacenters

Navigates you to the Virtual Datacenters screen that displays the virtual data centers within the organization.

Datacenter Groups

Navigates you to the Datacenter Groups screen for managing cross-virtual data center networks. By default, only the system administrator can view this menu item.

Content Libraries

Navigates you to a consolidated view for vApp templates, catalogs, media, and other types of files. You use these templates and files to deploy virtual machines or vApps.

Administration

Navigates you to the multisite management screen where organization administrators can create a trust association with another organization.

Tasks

Navigates you to the Tasks screen that displays the tasks reported by vCloud Director.

Events

Navigates you to the Events screen that displays the events reported by vCloud Director.

Operations

Navigates you to the Service Library screen. The Service Library contains groups of vCloud Director components, for which you can run vRealize Orchestrator workflows.

You can customize your vCloud Director Tenant Portal by using the Branding vCloud OpenAPIs. For information about using the vCloud OpenAPI, see the Getting Started vCloud OpenAPI document at https://code.vmware.com.