The Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) feature of VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ enables the rapid modeling and provisioning of servers and desktops across virtual and physical, private and public, or hybrid cloud infrastructure. This documentation is specifically designed for physical platform integrations with vCloud Automation Center.

This documentation guides you through the following processes:

Configuring IaaS features and policies

Preparing for provisioning

Bringing resources under vCloud Automation Center management

Creating machine 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 IaaS administrators, fabric administrators, and business group managers of vCloud Automation Center. 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