Add a vCenter Cloud Account
For Workload Manager to deploy jobs in vCenter using a particular user account, that account must have the permissions identified in the table below.
|vCenter Object||Required Permission||Reason|
|Network||Assign Network||If the default network in a template/snapshot must be changed|
|For persistent disk operation|
|Low level file operations|
|Folder||Create folder||For user folder creation|
|For datastore cluster support|
|Assign VM to resource pool||For resource pool selection|
|For VM operation|
|Virtual Machine||All permissions|
|Global Role||Set Custom Attributes||To add custom attributes on virtual machines|
|Manage Custom Attributes|
To add a vCenter cloud account, follow this process:
Locate the vCenter cloud in the Clouds page and click Add Cloud Account button. This will display the Add Cloud Account dialog box as shown in the figure below.
Assign a new cloud account Name.
The name should not contain any space, dash, or special characters.
Provide the vCenter cloud credentials: vCenter User Name and vCenter Password.
- Click the Connect button. CloudCenter Suite will now attempt to validate your account credentials.
After the credentials are verified, the Connect button changes to an Edit button and two new fields appear Enable Account For and Enable Reporting By Org Structure,
Set the Enable Account For dropdown per the table below.
Value Usage Provisioning Workload Manager can deploy jobs using this account. Reporting Cost Optimizer and Workload Manager will track cloud costs for this account. Typical usage: master cloud accounts which are used for billing aggregation. Provisioning, Reporting Default. Account is used for both provisioning and reporting.
For AWS and Google clouds only: Set the Enable Reporting By Org Structure toggle to On to cause Cost Optimizer to import the cost hierarchy created in the cloud provider portal. This saves the time of manually creating a comparable cost hierarchy within Cost Optimizer. See Cost Groups Configuration for more information on cost hierarchies in Cost Optimizer.
Click the Save button when done.
Cloud Accounts Tab
After you add cloud accounts to a cloud, they will appear in the Accounts tab for the cloud as shown in the figure below.
The Accounts tab contains columns for data entered when creating an account: Account Name, Description, Enabled For; and two additional columns: Billing Units and Actions. Billing Units is a dual function:
If the cloud account contains only one billing unit, the ID for that billing unit is displayed.
If the cloud account contains multiple billing units, such as an AWS master account, the number of billing units in that account is displayed followed by the text Billing Units.
A billing unit is the most granular level of cloud cost recording in CloudCenter Suite. The definition of a billing unit varies by a cloud provider as shown in the table below.
|Cloud Provider||Billing Unit|
|IBM Cloud||Account ID|
|vCenter||Cloud Group Prefix - Datacenter Name|
The last column, Actions, contains links to let you edit or deleted the cloud account, or manage instance types for the cloud account.
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