You must map a deployment environment to a vCloud Director organization vDC before you can deploy an application.

About this task

vCloud Director vDCs provide an environment where virtual systems can be stored, deployed, and operated. For example, you might have separate deployment environments for development, testing, staging, and production. For vCloud Director, a deployment environment is mapped to an organization vDC.

If a deployment environment is currently being used in a deployment profile or a current deployment, you cannot delete it.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to Application Services as an application cloud administrator.

  • Verify that at least one vCloud Director cloud provider is registered in Application Services. See Register the vCloud Director Cloud Provider and Template.

  • Verify that an organization vDC is created and configured in the vCloud Director organization. The Application Services deployment environment is equivalent to the organization vDC in vCloud Director.

    For information about setting upvCloud Director for use with Application Services, see Preparing to Install Application Services.

  • Familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of defining and configuring component properties and actions. See Developing Application Services Components.

Procedure

  1. On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Clouds > Deployment Environments.
  2. Click New.
  3. Complete the deployment environment information.

    Option

    Description

    Deployment Environment name and Description

    Include the vDC name in either of these fields. The text from these fields appears in the Deployment Profile wizard under the Deployment Environment column.

    Cloud Provider

    If the cloud provider does not appear in the list, cancel the dialog box and select Clouds > Cloud Providers to add the vCloud Director cloud provider.

    Organization vDC URI

    Click Select to select from a list of vDCs that the cloud provider you selected provides.

  4. Select an organization vDC and click OK.

    A vCloud Director organization vDC is mapped to the Application Services deployment environment name.

  5. Click Save.
  6. (Optional) : To change existing information for a vCloud Director deployment environment, click Edit in the toolbar, make your changes, and click Save.

Results

The deployment environment you created is added to the list of deployment environments that you can select from when you create a deployment profile.

What to do next

You can map an external service instance, create a policy instance, or register a solution instance with the deployment environment. See Map an External Service Instance, Create a Policy Instance or Create a Puppet Solution Instance.