Application Services registers a cloud provider by connecting to a vCloud Automation Center business group.

A vCloud Automation Center business group associates users with a set of services and resources, often corresponding to a business, department, or other organizational unit. Each business group can have access to one or more vCloud Automation Center blueprints used to request machines. These blueprints can belong to one or more business groups. To request machines, a user must belong to at least one business group. The machine resource information in the vCloud Automation Center blueprint is added manually or obtained from the cloned or linked cloned vSphere template.

Log in to Application Services as an application cloud administrator.

Verify that vCloud Automation Center 6.1 or later is installed and configured.

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

Verify that you registered Application Services to vCloud Automation Center by using the CLI. See Register Application Services to vCloud Automation Center.

Verify that at least onevCloud Automation Center blueprint is available in the business group for the Application Services cloud provider to connect to. This blueprint must point to a virtual machine template that meets the Application Services requirements. See Virtual Machine Requirements for Creating vCloud Automation Center Custom Templates.


On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Clouds > Cloud Providers.


Click the Add icon (Add).


Complete the cloud provider information.

For vCloud Automation Center 6.0 or later, when you register Application Services to vCloud Automation Center, the host name and business group name get populated for the logged-in user.



Name and Description

Include the vCloud Automation Center business group name in either of these fields. The text from these fields appears in the Deployment Profile wizard under the Cloud Provider column.

Cloud Provider Type

vCAC, vCloud, and EC2 are the supported types.

vCAC Infrastructure IP/Host Name/URL

Display the IP address or host URL for the registered vCloud Automation Center server. The field is read-only.

Examples of a secure vCAC IP are and

An example of a secure Host Name URL is

User Name and Password

Add business group manager credentials for the selected business group in vCloud Automation Center.

The domain name is required when you enter the user name. An example of a user name is

Business Group

Select a business group from the Business Group drop-down menu. The menu contains the business groups of the logged-in user.


Displays the Private status of the cloud provider. This value is always Private and is read-only.


To test whether the values you entered are correct, click Validate Connection.


Click Save to register the cloud provider.

If required entries for the cloud provider were invalid or left blank, you are prompted to correct them.


To register vCloud Automation Center blueprints, click Edit.


In the Templates section, click Add.


Select the check boxes next to one or more cloud templates or vCloud Automation Center blueprints in the list, and click OK.

Only global blueprints and blueprints that belong to the selected business group of the cloud provider appear.

The templates you registered are added to the list of cloud templates that you can choose from when you map a logical template to a cloud template.


To change existing information for a vCloud Automation Center cloud provider, click Edit. in the toolbar, make your changes, and click Save.


Click Save.

As a best practice, refresh the cloud template information, vCloud Automation Center Infrastructure IP, and the host name when you edit a vCloud Automation Center cloud provider.


If the vCloud Automation Center blueprint name changes in the vCloud Automation Center environment, the new blueprint name does not appear in the Application Services user interface. The new blueprint name is updated only in the cloud template meta data.

The cloud provider is registered and its templates are available for use in Application Services.

Map the vCloud Automation Center cloud template to the Application Services logical templates. See Add a Logical Template to the Library.

Create a deployment environment to deploy an application to the vCloud Automation Center environment. See Create a vCloud Automation Center Deployment Environment.