You use VMware Cloud Assembly to connect to your public and private cloud providers so that you can deploy machines, applications, and services that you create to those resources. You and your teams develop cloud-templates-as-code in an environment that supports an iterative workflow, from development to testing to production. At provisioning time, you can deploy across a range of cloud vendors. The service is a managed VMware SaaS and NaaS-based framework.

An overview of Cloud Assembly includes the following basic functions.

  • The Resources tab shows the current status of your provisioned, discovered, onboarded, and other resources. You can access resource details and day 2 actions that you use to manage your resources.
  • The Design tab is your development home. You use the canvas and the YAML editor to develop and then deploy your machines and applications.
  • The Infrastructure tab is where you add and organize your cloud vendor resources and users. This tab also provides information about deployed cloud templates.
  • The Extensibility tab is where you can extend and automate your application life cycles. You can subscribe to events that are used to trigger extensibility actions or vRealize Orchestrator workflows.
  • An Alerts tab provides notifications regarding capacity, performance, and availability for your infrastructure resources. You must have a configured integration with vRealize Operations Cloud to see and use the alerts.
Sample screenshots of cloud templates and deployments.