Required and optional configurations are performed by IaaS administrators, tenant administrators, and fabric administrators to fully implement and customize the IaaS feature of vCloud Automation Center.

The Configuring IaaS Checklist provides a high-level overview of the sequence of steps required to have a fully functioning IaaS instance.

Configuring IaaS checklist


Required Role

Check Box Store credentials and create endpoints to bring resources under vCloud Automation Center management.

See Bringing Resources Under vCloud Automation Center Management.

IaaS administrator

Check Box Configure the machine prefixes used to create names for machines provisioned through vCloud Automation Center.

See Configure Machine Prefixes.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Create at least one business group of users who need to request machines.

See Create a Business Group.

Tenant administrator

Check Box Create at least one reservation to allocate resources to a business group.

See Create a Reservation.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Configure optional policies and settings.

See Optional Configurations.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Depending on your intended method of provisioning, preparation outside of vCloud Automation Center might be required before you can start creating machine blueprints. For example, if you intend to provision by cloning, you need to create the template and the customization object.

See Choosing a Provisioning Scenario.

Outside of vCloud Automation Center

Check Box Create and publish machine blueprints.

See Choosing a Blueprint Scenario and Configuring Advanced Blueprint Settings.

Tenant administrator

Business group manager

Before users can request machines, a tenant administrator must configure the service catalog. See Tenant Administration.