Add a vCenter Cloud

To add a vCenter cloud follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to Admin > Clouds. This brings you to the Clouds page. If you, or another tenant admin in your tenant, has already added clouds to your tenant, they will be listed here. Click the Add Cloud link in the upper right.
  2. After clicking Add Cloud, the Add Cloud dialog box is displayed. Enter the cloud name and select the cloud provider.
  3. Since you are selecting select a vCenter cloud provider, a new data entry field appears at the bottom of the dialog box called vCenter Region Endpoint, as shown in the figure below. You must enter the URL of the vCenter API endpoint in this field before the Next button is enabled. When done click Next.

    Note

    For vCenter clouds, by default, the region endpoint URL is in the format:
    https://<vCenter_dns_name_or_IP>/sdk

  4. After clicking Next, the second page of the Add Clouds dialog box, Connectivity Settings, appears with a two toggles displayed
    • Cloud Endpoint Directly Accessible
    • Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite

    as shown in the figure below.

    If you set the first or second toggle to No, a third toggle is displayed. 

    • CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote

    Note

     If either of the first two toggles is set to No, you will need to install the Cloud Remote component in the same network as the target cloud region. See Cloud Remote (Conditional) for more details.

    Follow the table below for guidance on setting these toggles.

    Toggle settingsUse caseNetwork Diagram
    Cloud Endpoint Directly Accessible = Yes
    AND
    VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = Yes
    CloudCenter Suite cluster can initiate a connection to the cloud region API endpoint
    AND
    Worker VMs can initiate a connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster

    Cloud Remote is not required

    Cloud Endpoint Directly Accessible = No
    AND
    Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = No
    AND
    CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote = Yes
    CloudCenter Suite cluster cannot initiate a connection to the cloud region API endpoint
    AND
    Worker VMs cannot initiate a connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster
    AND
    Cloud Remote can initiate the connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster

    Cloud Endpoint Directly Accessible = No
    AND
    Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = No
    AND
    CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote = No

    CloudCenter Suite cluster cannot initiate a connection to the cloud region API endpoint
    AND
    Worker VMs cannot initiate a connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster
    AND
    Cloud Remote cannot initiate the connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster


    Cloud Endpoint Directly Accessible = Yes
    AND
    Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = No

    AND
    CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote = No
    CloudCenter Suite cluster can initiate a connection to the cloud region API endpoint
    AND
    Worker VMs cannot initiate a connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster
    AND
    Cloud Remote cannot initiate the connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster

    Cloud Endpoint Directly Accessible = Yes
    AND
    Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = No
    AND
    CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote = Yes

    CloudCenter Suite cluster can initiate a connection to the cloud region API endpoint
    AND
    Worker VMs need to communicate to the CloudCenter Suite cluster through Cloud Remote
    AND
    Cloud Remote can initiate the connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster


    Click Done to save the configuration and close the dialog box.  This brings you back to the Clouds page and the cloud you just created will be added to the bottom of the list on the left side of the page.

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