An IaaS administrator creates an endpoint to connect to a vCloud Director server.

For information about organization vDCs, see VMware vCloud Director documentation. For information about vCloud Air Management Console, see VMware vCloud Air documentation.

See also Creating a vCloud Director Endpoint.

Note

You do not have to create endpoints one at a time. You can also create endpoints by importing them from a list. .

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as an IaaS administrator.

Store User Credentials for vCloud Director Endpoints.

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Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.

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Select New Endpoint > Cloud > vApp (vCloud Director).

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Enter a name and, optionally, a description.

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Type the URL for the endpoint in the Address text box.

The URL specifies the fully qualified host name or IP address of the vCloud Director server. The URL must be specified using either a FQDN format or an IP address.

For example: https://mycompany.com

The vCloud Air Management URL is not the URL of the vCloud Air Management Console. Rather, it is the URL of the vCloud Director server that is used to manage a specific virtual data center.

If you are creating an endpoint for a vCloud Air, open the vCloud Air Management Console to get the vCloud Director Management URL for each organization vDC.

a

Log in to the vCloud Air Management Console using administrator credentials.

b

Select the organization vDC.

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Click the vCloud Director API URL link to display a link such as https://p1v14-vcd.vchs.vmware.com:443/cloud/org/vCloudAutomation/.

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Enter the first part of the resultant link text, for this example https://p1v14-vcd.vchs.vmware.com:443, in the Address text box.

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Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

To connect to the vCloud Director server and specify the organization for which the user has the administrator role, use organization administrator credentials. With these credentials, the endpoint can only access the associated organization virtual datacenters. You can add endpoints for each additional organization in the vCloud Director instance to integrate with vCloud Automation Center.

To allow access to all organization vDCs in the vCloud Director instance, use system administrator credentials for a vCloud Director and leave the Organization text box empty.

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If you are configured as an organization administrator, you can enter a vCloud Director organization name in the Organization text box.

The Organization field value is case sensitive. Enter the case-specific value of a vCloud Director organization name. Note that vCloud Air displays the organization vDC names in all capitals.

You can specify a vCloud Director endpoint using the Organization text box or, if you have implemented vCloud Director in a private cloud, you can leave the Organization text block empty to allow the application to discover all the available organization vDCs in the vCloud Director instance.

If you implemented vCloud Director through vCloud Air, you cannot leave the Organization text box empty. For vCloud Air, you must create a separate management endpoint for each organization vDC.

If you are creating an endpoint for a vCloud Air, open the vCloud Air Management Console to get the organization name for the Organization vDC.

a

Log in to the vCloud Air Management Console using administrator credentials.

b

Select the organization vDC.

c

Click thevCloud Director API URL link to display a link such as https://p1v14-vcd.vchs.vmware.com:443/cloud/org/vCloudAutomation/.

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Enter the last part of the resultant link text, for this example vCloudAutomation, in the Organization text box.

If you set up multiple organizations, either as separate endpoints or as a single endpoint, create reservation policies for each organization. This configuration ensures that vApps are provisioned to the appropriate virtual datacenters. Do this if vApps must be put on a specific resource. For example, if the resources must be controlled this strictly or if the templates to be used are only for a specific organization. However, if the template is public and the requester knows that they want a Pay-As- You-Go or Allocated resource, you can use one reservation policy to group both of those goals.

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(Optional) Add any custom properties.

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Click OK.