Fabric administrators associate compute resources to datacenter locations before tenant administrators and business group managers can prompt machine requesters to select a datacenter location at provisioning time.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a fabric administrator.

Your system administrator must add datacenter locations to a locations file. See System Administration.


Select Infrastructure > Compute Resources > Compute Resources.


Point to the compute resource to which you want to add a location and click Edit.


Select a datacenter location from the Locations drop-down menu.


Click OK.


Repeat this procedure as necessary to associate your compute resources to locations.

Tenant administrators and business group managers can set the Display location on request option on blueprints to prompt users to select a data location when requesting a machine.