An IaaS administrator can create a vCloud endpoint for vCloud Air OnDemand or Subscription Gen 2.

About this task

For information about vCloud Air Management Console, see vCloud Air documentation.

To determine which vCloud Air endpoint procedure is right for you, either Gen 1 or Gen 2, see Identifying the generation of VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud being used (2120464) at http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2120464.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. Select New Endpoint > Cloud > vApp (vCloud).
  3. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
  4. Type the URL for the endpoint in the Address text box.

    The URL specifies the actual OnDemand API URL for your environment.

    For vCloud Air OnDemand, the address must be specified in the following format:

    https://region-name.vchs.mycompany.com/api/compute

    1. Log in to vCloud Air OnDemand using administrator credentials.

    2. Select the Organization vDC.

    3. Click the vCloud Director API URL link to display a link such as https://region-name.vchs.mycompany.com:443/api/compute.

    4. Enter the first part of the resultant link text, for this example https://us-california-1-3.vchs.mycompany.com:443/api/compute, in the Address text box.

  5. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

    The credentials must be that of thevCloud Air OnDemand account administrator.

  6. Enter the organization name for your vCD region in the Organization text box.

    The organization name is a unique ID, used to identify your specific environment in your OnDemand region. It is a randomly generated key, similar to a license key format. The organization value is displayed as the end portion of the URL when you log in to vCloud Air OnDemand.

    1. Log in to vCloud Air OnDemand using administrator credentials.

    2. Select the Organization vDC.

    3. Click the vCloud Director API URL link to display a link such as https://region-name.vchs.mycompany.com:443/api/compute/ui?orgname=organization-name_for_vCD_in_region&serviceInstanceId=instance-id….. .

    4. Enter the last part of the resultant link text, for this example organization-name_for_vCD_in_region, in the Organization text box.

    If you set up multiple organizations, either as separate endpoints or as a single endpoint, create reservation policies for each organization. This configuration ensures that vApps are provisioned to the appropriate virtual datacenters. Do this if vApps must be put on a specific resource. For example, if the resources must be controlled this strictly or if the templates to be used are only for a specific organization. However, if the template is public and the requester knows that they want a Pay As You Go or Allocated resource, you can use one reservation policy to group both of those goals.

  7. (Optional) : Click the Use proxy server check mark box to configure additional security and force connections to vCloud Air to pass through a proxy server.
    1. Enter the host name of your proxy server in the Hostname text box.
    2. Enter the port number to use for connecting to the proxy server in the Port text box.
    3. (Optional) : Click the Browse icon next to the Credentials text box.

      Select or create credentials that represent the user name and password for the proxy server, if required by the proxy configuration.

  8. (Optional) : Add any custom properties.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Right-click the new endpoint name on the Endpoints page.
  11. Select Data Collection > Start.
  12. Allow data collection to finish.

What to do next

Create a Fabric Group.