The first step in making location choices available to users is for a system administrator to add location information to a locations file.


Log in to the IaaS web site host using administrator credentials.


  1. Edit the file WebSite\XmlData\DataCenterLocations.xml in the Windows server install directory (typically %SystemDrive%\Program Files x86\VMware\vCAC\Server).
  2. For each location, create a Data Name entry in the CustomDataType section of the file. For example:
    - <CustomDataType>
     	<Data Name="London" Description="London datacenter" />
    		<Data Name="Boston" Description="Boston datacenter" />
  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Restart the manager service.


A fabric administrator can edit a compute resource to associate it with a location. See IaaS Configuration for Cloud Platforms or IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms.