Cloud zones enable you to group a set of compute resources and assign capability tags to the zone. The cloud zone is based on accounts/regions, so you must have at least one cloud account configured before you can create a cloud zone. Cloud zones define where and how blueprints configure deployments. You can have one or many cloud zones assigned to each project based on priority and limits.

How Cloud Zones Work

After you integrate vRealize Automation 8.x with vRealize Operations Cloud, you can retrieve cloud zones into vRealize Operations Cloud. The Cloud Zones option is hidden from the user until the integration with vRealize Automation 8.x is enabled from the integration page under Administration > Management.

The Cloud Zones option is enabled in vRealize Operations Cloud, only if the following conditions are met.
  • vRealize Automation 8.x instance is integrated successfully in vRealize Operations Cloud Administration > Management>Integrations.
  • vRealize Automation 8.x objects are discovered in vRealize Operations Cloud.
  • vRealize Automation 8.x accounts and vRealize Operations vCenter Cloud Accounts are synchronized.

All the Cloud Zone objects which are existing in vRealize Automation 8.x environment, are discovered in vRealize Operations Cloud. Cloud zones, whose dependent clusters are not discovered in vRealize Operations Cloud, are not represented in Capacity Overview, Reclaim, and Workload Optimization pages.