System Administration tells you how to customize, configure, and manage vCloud Automation Center. It includes information about customizing the vCloud Automation Center Appliance and VMware Infrastructure as a Service servers as well as information about managing tenants, using the bulk import feature, and performing backup and restore procedures.


Not all features and capabilities of vCloud Automation Center are available in all editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see

This information is intended for anyone who wants to configure and manage vCloud Automation Center. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and datacenter operations.

You can license vCloud Automation Center 6.1 individually or as part of vCloud Suite 5.8. You should consider the licensing and integration options that are available to you.

Some vCloud Suite components are available as standalone products that are licensed on a per-virtual machine basis. When the products are part of vCloud Suite, they are licensed on a per-CPU basis. You can run an unlimited number of virtual machines on CPUs that are licensed with vCloud Suite. For more information, see vCloud Suite Architecture Overview and Use Cases.

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to