The IaaS Configuration for vCloud Director describes how to integrate vCloud Director in an existing VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ deployment.

This document guides you through the following processes:

Bringing resources under vCloud Automation Center management

Configuring IaaS features and policies

Preparing for provisioning

Creating vCloud Director vApp blueprints

Creating vCloud Director vApp component blueprints

All of the IaaS configuration steps that you must complete before machine provisioning are included in this document. For information about how to manage provisioned machines, see Tenant Administration.


Not all features and capabilities of vCloud Automation Center are available in all editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see

This information is intended for Service (IaaS) administrators, tenant administrators and business group managers, and fabric administrators seeking to integrate vCloud Director vApps into their vCloud Automation Center deployment. This content is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtualization technology and the basic concepts described in Foundations and Concepts.

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to