To use Application Services to deploy applications in a vCloud Director environment, you must install vCloud Director 5.1.2 or 5.5.

To set up application provisioning you must create a vCloud Director organization with one or more user accounts and an organization vDC to allow Application Services to create cloud providers and register them to the organization vDC. See Set Up vCloud Director for Application Services. You must also create custom virtual machine templates in vCloud Director.

In Application Services, you must register a cloud provider and template. Registering a cloud provider involves specifying a vCloud Director organization. When you register a cloud template, you map a vCloud Director vApp template to a logical template in the Application Services library. You must then create a deployment environment and map this deployment environment to a contained vCloud Director organization vDC.

Familiarize yourself with the key concepts that relate to setting up and configuring a cloud environment for application provisioning. See Key Concepts.