With the vCloud Application Director Web interface, you can access almost all of the available functions.

The Web user interface includes the standard features of a Web application. For example, with the search box, you can select filtering criteria that are related to the objects you are searching for. If your search string includes an underscore, vCloud Application Director ignores the underscore as a wildcard. For example, if you have an application called test_qe and another application called testapp, when you type the search string test_ in the search box, both of the applications appear in the search result.

You can access applications, deployments, and the cloud environment depending on the group associated with your user account when you log in to the vCloud Application Director appliance. All of the users can see the sample applications, services, tasks, logical templates, external services, operating systems, and tags included in the vCloud Application Director catalog. If you belong to multiple groups, you can click the down arrow next to the group name and view all of the groups in the drop-down list. To change your group, click the group name in the drop-down list.

Available Groups in the vCloud Application Director Appliance
List of the available groups in the vCloud Application Director user interface

The vCloud Application Director title bar includes a drop-down menu that includes the main categories Applications, Deployments, Clouds, and Catalog. In addition, the drop-down menu displays the subcategories under Clouds and Catalog. From the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the Applications drop-down menu and select another category to navigate from one page to another.

Title Bar Menu Options
Applications page showing options in the drop-down menu

The Applications page organizes all of the applications. From this page, you can configure the sample or custom applications to deploy to a cloud environment. The Deployments page lists both successful and failed deployments. From this page, you can initiate an update process to scale clustered nodes, modify the configuration, and tear down or delete a deployed application. The Clouds category lets you create cloud providers and deployment environments. The Catalog category lets you create services, external services, policies, logical templates, tasks, operating systems, and tags for your application. You can also use the sample services and other components in the catalog to model an application blueprint.

Click Logout in the vCloud Application Director title bar to log out from the current session.