You must map a deployment environment to a vCloud Automation Center reservation policy before you can deploy applications to that cloud environment.

A vCloud Automation Center provisioning group can have several reservations mapped to reservation policies. A reservation has a pool of resources such as memory, storage, and networking assigned to it by a particular provisioning group to build machines. Based on the reservation settings, you can save a virtual machine in a designated storage space and determine the network it can connect to. You use reservation policies to group similar resources to create defined service levels or to make a specific type of resource available for a particular purpose.

You can add a reservation policy with a reservation to a vCloud Automation Center blueprint. When you request a machine from this blueprint, the virtual machine is saved in a designated storage space and assigned to a network already defined in the reservation. If you do not map a reservation policy to a blueprint, vCloud Automation Center assigns a reservation depending on the resource requirements of the virtual machine in the vCloud Automation Center blueprint.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_CLOUD_ADMIN cloud administrator role assigned to it.

Verify that vCloud Automation Center 5.2 or 6.0 is installed and configured.

Verify that the vCloud Automation Center provisioning or business group that you plan to use with vCloud Application Director is created and configured.

Verify that you have Enterprise administrator privileges to access the provisioning or business groups.

Users with Enterprise administrator privileges create and maintain provisioning or business groups. For more information about provisioning or business groups, see the vCloud Automation Center Operating guide.

Verify that a reservation policy is created and configured in the vCloud Automation Center. The vCloud Application Director deployment environment is equivalent to the reservation policy in vCloud Automation Center.

Verify that at least one vCloud Automation Center cloud provider is registered in vCloud Application Director. See Register the vCloud Automation Center Cloud Provider and Template.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Clouds > Deployment Environments.


Click New in the toolbar.


Complete the deployment environment information.



Deployment Environment name and Description

Include the reservation policy name in either of these text boxes. The text from these text boxes appears in the Deployment Profile wizard under the Deployment Environment column.

Cloud Provider

If the cloud provider does not appear in the list, cancel the dialog box and select Clouds > Cloud Providers to add the vCloud Automation Center cloud provider.

Reservation Policy

Click Select to select from a list of reservation policies that the cloud provider you selected provides.

Reservation policies in vCloud Automation Center that include auto in the name do not appear in the reservation policy list. Rename the reservation policy so that it appears in the reservation policy list.

If you select No reservation policy, vCloud Automation Center assigns a reservation based on availability of resources.


Select a reservation policy and click OK.

A vCloud Automation Center reservation policy is mapped to the vCloud Application Director deployment environment name.


Click Save.


(Optional) To change the existing information for a vCloud Automation Center deployment environment, click Edit in the toolbar. Make your changes. For certain deployments, you can also edit the properties of the proxy settings. Changing these proxy settings lets you access external data. Click Show to edit the following properties:





If you do not edit the proxy setting properties, then the global proxy settings are considered.

When you create a deployment profile, you can select this deployment environment to deploy applications to vSphere.

You can map an external service instance, create a policy instance, or register a solution instance with the deployment environment. See Map an External Service Instance, Create a Policy Instance or Create a Solution Instance.