IaaS administrators create endpoints that allow vCloud Automation Center to communicate with the vSphere environment, a vCloud Networking and Security or an NSX instance.

Note

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

The endpoint name you configure in vCloud Automation Center must match the endpoint name provided to the vSphere proxy agent during installation. Otherwise, data collection fails.

If you do not know the endpoint name provided to the vSphere agent, you can check Infrastructure > Monitoring > Log to determine the expected name. For example, if the endpoint name provided to the agent is vCenter, the following message displays in the log:

This exception was caught: The attached endpoint 'vCenter' cannot be found.

Edit the name of your endpoint so it matches the name provided to the vSphere agent.

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

A system administrator must install a vSphere agent to correspond to your vSphere endpoints and credentials. See Installation and Configuration.

Verify that store administrator-level credentials are available for your environment. See Store User Credentials for Endpoints.

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Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.

2

Select New Endpoint > Virtual > vSphere.

3

Enter a name in the Name text box.

This must match the endpoint name provided to the vSphere proxy agent during installation or data collection fails.

4

(Optional) Enter a description in the Description text box.

5

Type the URL for the vCenter Server instance in the Address text box.

The URL must be of the type: https://hostname/sdk or https://IP_address/sdk.

For example, https://vsphereA/sdk.

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Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

If your system administrator configured the vSphere proxy agent to use integrated credentials, you can select the Integrated credentials.

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Configure a networking solution platform.

a

Select Specify manager for network and security platform.

b

Type the URL for the vCloud Networking and Security or NSX instance in the Address text box.

The URL must be of the type: https://hostname or https://IP_address.

For example, https://vCNSa.

c

Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

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(Optional) Add any custom properties.

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Click OK.

vCloud Automation Center can now discover your compute resources.

Important

Renaming vSphere assets after discovery can cause provisioning to fail.

Add the compute resources from your endpoint to a fabric group.

See Create a Fabric Group.