An IaaS administrator can create a vCloud endpoint for a vCloud Air subscription Gen 1.

About this task

You can specify a vRealize Automation endpoint connection to a vCloud Air subscription and enable additional security by using the Use proxy server checkbox.

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 fully qualified host name or IP address of the vCloud Director server. The address URL must be specified using either a FQDN format or an IP address, including the p# and v# of the subscription, based on your vCloud Air account, in the following format:

    https://p#v#-vcd-vchs.mycompany.com

    For example:

    The vCloud Air Management URL is not the URL of the vCloud Air Management Console. Rather, it is the URL of the vCloud Director server that is used to manage a specific virtual data center (vDC).

    Open the vCloud Air Management Console to get the Management URL for the Organization vDC.

    1. Log in to the vCloud Air Management Console using administrator credentials.

    2. Select the Organization vDC.

    3. Click the vCloud Director API URL link to display a link such as https://vcd-vchs.mycompany.com:443/cloud/org/vCloudAutomation/.

    4. Enter the first part of the resultant link text, for this example https://p2v5-vcd-vchs.mycompany.com:443, in the Address text box.

  5. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.
    • To connect to the vCloud Director server and specify the organization for which the user has the administrator role, use organization administrator credentials. With these credentials, the endpoint can only access the associated organization virtual datacenters. You can add endpoints for each additional organization in the vCloud Director instance to integrate with vRealize Automation.

    • To allow access to all Organization vDCs in the vCloud Director instance, use system administrator credentials for a vCloud Director and leave the Organization text box empty.

  6. If you are configured as an organization administrator, you can enter a vCloud Director organization name in the Organization text box.

    The Organization name matches your vCloud Director Organization name, which may also be displayed as your Virtual Data Center (vDC) name. If you are using a Virtual Private Cloud, then this is a unique identifier in the M123456789-12345 format. In a Dedicated Cloud, this is the given name of the target Virtual Data Center.

    You cannot leave the Organization text box empty. For vCloud Air, you must create a separate management endpoint for each Organization vDC.

    To find your organization name, log in to vCloud Air, open your Virtual Data Center details, and click the vCloud Director API URL link to display the needed information.

    1. Log in to vCloud Air using administrator credentials.

    2. Open your the Organization vDC details.

    3. Click the vCloud Director API URL link to display a link, such as https://p#v#vcd-vchs.mycompany.com:443/cloud/org/vCloudAutomation/.

    4. Enter the last part of the resultant link text, for this example vCloudAutomation, 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.